‘Idleness is the beginning of all vice.’—Old German proverb
‘Today I’m going to do exactly what I want to do—nothing.’—Contemporary German advertising slogan
AS YOU WILL DISCOVER IN CHAPTER 9, those poor work-obsessed Germans actually put in fewer hours on the job than any people in the industrial or post-industrial world. So how do they manage that? And what do they do when they’re not working? Read on. You’re liable to like what you read.
Upon arriving in the United States for holiday several years back, my wife was ...