Pass the stimulus - then help shorten the work week
New York Daily News
By Dean Baker
Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 4:00 AM
As job losses hemorrhage, the American economy is in desperate need of a stimulus. It is becoming increasingly clear that Congress must work rapidly to approve some version of President Obama's plan.
Then, Obama and the Congress should very quickly turn to taking a second, temporary step to create more jobs: creating incentives for companies to reduce the workweek and work year for many Americans.
The idea is not as radical as it sounds - and could prove very productive indeed for the American worker....