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September 21, 2007

The Four Day Work Week

Interesting article "The Four Day Work Week: Sixteen Reasons Why This Might Be an Idea Whose Time Has Come", including this staggering observation:

"133,000,000 workers X 80% who drive alone = 106,400,000 single driver commuter cars each day.

106,400,000 X 32 miles round trip = 3,404,800,000 miles driven to work each day

3,404,800,000 / 21 mpg (average fuel efficiency) = 162,133,333 gallons of gasoline each day

Each barrel of crude oil produces, on average, 19.5 gallons of gas. (It is important to note that other products like kerosene and asphalt are produced from that same barrel.)

162,133,333 / 19.5 = 8,314,530 barrels of oil each day."

Over 106 million people a day drive to work alone in the US every day. Unbelievable!

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