Informit article: Bring back the sabbatarians

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If someone makes a capital investment in this country, they ought to be able to run that capital investment twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, without penalty just because of the time of day or night they run that investment’, said John Howard, launching the Opposition’s industrial relations policy, one of whose key recommendations is the abolition of penalty rates. Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas, Good Friday, weekdays, weekends: the diurnal, weekly and annual rhythms according to which individuals, families and friends organize their lives, and which are recognized and enabled by the institution of penalty rates, are treated as of no consequence before the demand of the investors of capital for a maximum return on their investment.

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