I'm wondering what kind of effect government tax credits for a four-day work week might have on reducing fuel consumption. If people worked from 8-7 M-Th, with an hour for lunch, wouldn't we essentially cut our commute fuel consumption by 20% (assuming M-F commuting)?
It would take a sea change amongst business leaders to switch to a permanent three-day weekend, but I'm guessing that it would improve morale, air quality, fuel pricing, and efficiency if it were implemented on a mass scale in our large cities. I think the federal government could encourage this via tax credits/cuts to employers who are willing to give it a try for two years. What do yall think?