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‘Lie Flat’ If You Want, But Be Ready to Pay the Price

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‘Lie Flat’ If You Want, But Be Ready to Pay the Price

Bloomberg Opinion September 13, 2021
EconomicsEmployment
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The new “lie flat” social protest movement seems to be catching on. It started among over-worked Chinese factory workers burned out from grueling 12-hour, six-day work weeks, and the unrelenting pressure from the government and society to climb the economic ladder. So some Chinese millennials formed an underground movement to opt out of work and the pressures of society.

Never ones to miss a chance to cry hardship, upper-middle-class, well-educated young Americans are also getting in on the action, claiming they, too, are burned out and quitting their jobs to do nothing. What this trend will mean for China is unclear, but Americans who choose to lay down in lieu of work may end up worse off than they think.

Continue reading the entire piece here at Bloomberg Opinion

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Allison Schrager is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal.

Photo by courtneyk/iStock

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