Hardworking Italians vs Lazy Germans

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"Hardworking Italians vs Lazy Germans"

European Union economic policy often seems to proceed largely on the basis of national stereotypes, so as a reality check it’s always worth looking at Ye Old Chart of hours worked:

The high-savings, high-exports Dutch and Germans do the least work of any OECD economy. Italians are so much harder working than northern Europeans that they leave Anglophones and even the Japanese in the dust.

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