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Todd D. Rakoff, A Time For Every Purpose: Law and the Balance of Life (Harvard Univ. Press 2002).

Abstract: More and more, however, society, and especially the workplace, have come to see time simply as a quantity whose value must be maximized. As lawmakers struggle to deal with accelerating market demands, the average citizen's ability to organize his or her time to accommodate all of life's activities is diminishing. Meanwhile, it is increasingly hard to differentiate weekdays from weekends, and ordinary days from holiday. The law of time, Rakoff argues, may need refashioning to meet modern circumstances, but we continue to need a stable legal structure of time if we are to attain the ancient goal of a balanced life: " A Time for Every Purpose.