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Episode 1158: One Day for Labor

Labor Day and how to be more efficient with Mak and G

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Today, Mak and G look at the origins of Labor Day, how working conditions have changed since the 1800s, and why some countries are more efficient than others…

With Labor Day here, the summer is coming to an end but it’s not all bad as it’s also time for the NFL season to really start.

 

Today, Mak and G are looking at the origins of Labor Day and where the traditions around it came from.

 

We also discuss how working conditions have changed since the 1800s, what GDP really is, and why some countries are more efficient than others…

 

“In the US we’re lucky to have computers, robots, and other stuff that makes it easier to be efficient.” – Mak


“If you have the right tools, are trained better, and well-rested you’ll work faster, waste less, and make more products with each employee.” – Mak

Time Stamps:

00:24 – Why do people stop wearing white after Labor Day?

01:03 – Where did the US Labor Day originate from?

02:19 – The difficult working conditions in the 1800s, including child workers.

03:47 – How workers drive the economy and what GDP is.

04:17 – Why some countries are more efficient than others, and have higher GDPs..

05:15 – Which countries are the most efficient.

 

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