Our latest study shows that many Americans are being paid by the government not to work more than to be in a job. This is bad for the economy, people’s health, and their happiness.
Meanwhile, employers have been telling us that the work ethic is slipping with young workers. The WSJ poll results below seem to confirm that the younger generation puts less emphasis on work and excelling on the job than the boomer’s generation.
Perhaps when, and if, they grow up, their attitudes and job performance will improve. But for now, it appears that this shift in attitudes about giving it 100% May explain why productivity growth went negative in 2022: