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The slacker ethic

From Ben Franklin to the modern couch potato, a historian traces a long tradition of American laziness

(Thomas Fuchs) Thomas Fuchs
By Celia Wren
May 21, 2006

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NEXT WEEKEND, millions of Americans will kick back for the Memorial Day holiday. They'll be lazing at the beach or lying in hammocks; spending hours glued to ESPN; eating leisurely meals by the grill-basically loafing, the way Benjamin Franklin might do, were he alive today. (Full article: 1001 words)

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