I concede that there is a strong argument against developing an evidence base on vacations. What difference would it make? Wringing out productivity increases can grievously outweigh concern for worker welfare. Shockingly high
It’s not really news when a journalist goes cherry-picking for juicy tidbits to fit a narrative, is it? We all fall into the trap of going too easy on the things we want to believe.
Work can wind us up. Vacations are supposed to wind us down. But just how much benefit do we get from our vacations? How quickly does any benefit wear off? And how can we