In response to today’s Daily prompt: You have the power to enact a single law. What would it be?
As a social scientist, I have thought a lot about policies and laws that I wish would get enacted, the trade-offs of such laws, and the unintended consequences, both good and bad. It’s hard to think of real and true changes that will bring the most good, despite the unintended consequences.
Therefore, I think that a law should be enacted that rewards companies for offering their employees downtime, like – in-office art projects or nap time, preferably both, and maybe also time to exercise if someone wants. If they don’t want to exercise, they can work through that time and go home early.
Perhaps the transportation system would be changed to interesting walkways for foot commuters, wide bike paths for cyclists, and slides and escalators for fun options up and down hills.
Finally, there will be small groups of performers wandering around performing – minstrels and trios, small skits and violin players. We would also make trees a priority – keeping and planting trees, weaving the walk paths through them or planting them along the edge. So there would be easy access to shade and music.