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Are holidays like the 4th more trouble than they're worth?
Are holidays like the 4th more trouble than they're worth?

I’m not too interested, frankly, in how you’re going to spend your Fourth. I’m more curious about how you spent your third, and your second. If you’re like many other working people, you spent them cramming. You spent them hustling to do the work you’d ordinarily have done on Friday the 4th, and you did it so you could take Friday the 4th as a holiday. Some holiday. More like a day to rest up from all the extra hours you had to work to take the day off. The workweek is shorter but the workload doesn’t get smaller. Holidays are turning into a sucker’s game. They’re worthy, some are patriotic, but apart from some civic ceremonials, they’ve come unmoored from their original intent as...

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