POPE TELLS AMERICANS: "TOO MUCH WORK MAKES YOU STUPID"
Meanwhile a survey shows that a record 40% of American workers have no plans to take any holiday in the next six months - more than any time since the 1970s. Unlike almost all other industrialised nations, American employers do not have to give paid holidays.
The average American, including public holidays (which they have plenty) takes less than 4 weeks holiday a year, compared with 6.6 in the UK and 7.9 in Italy. Plus more Americans than ever dont even take their holidays when they are given them, with a total of 574 million holiday days (about 4 each) going unclaimed.
Now that is stupid.