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(Billionaire) Wants 3-Day Work Week 8/23/14

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    Published on Aug 23, 2014

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    Increasing workers' earning power and offering Latino-owned companies easier access to f

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    Published on Aug 23, 2014

    PROVIDED BY CNNNEXT.COM

    Increasing workers' earning power and offering Latino-owned companies easier access to funding that can be used for growth and expansion can help improve the social and economic status of Latinos in the U.S.

    and throughout Latin America, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim told a group of religious and community leaders Sunday.



    During a speech at the annual conference of the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders, Slim spoke for more than an hour on how to better the plight of Latino workers and Latino-owned businesses.



    Slim, a telecom magnate who this year was ranked by Forbes magazine as the world's second-richest person with an estimated net worth of $72 billion, suggested establishing investment firms or companies dedicated to working with small- and medium-sized Latino businesses in need of financing.



    He told a crowd of about 200 people that in a time of recent economic crises, countries need to focus on strengthening the middle class as well as health care systems and education.



    "What is important is that people earn more and that more middle classes are formed," said Slim, who owns telecommunications giant America Movil, a leading cellphone service provider in Latin America.



    Slim also reiterated an idea he first made public last month at another conference: his proposal for a three-day work week

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