Regulated Free Trade
I am very pleased to see commenters slugging it out over the advantages of regulating working hours - but in line with a couple of other news items can I make a prediction.
All politicians now claim they believe in "the market" and "Free Trade". We all know how they then weasel around "the market" by adding socially, ethical, environmental responsible etc.
I foresee a lot of guff about "Free trade" coming - basically it is too chaotic and unfair so it must be regulated. So watch out for "Regulated Free Trade". Which is, of course, complete balls.
And on one point - I believe in Free Trade for my labour - if I choose to work long hours then that is my choice, how restricting that freedom "enhances" it, is beyond me.