I’ve posted on this subject before, but I’m feeling lazy right now and don’t feel like looking them up. Anyway, they’d probably be closed as zombie threads.
With gas prices over $3/gallon, it’s becoming more expensive for people to drive to work. With housing prices continuing to rise (a friend told me that one-bedroom apartments in L.A. are like $1,200/month and up) people may be moving farther away from the office. The result is (or would be, if I’m right) that commuting will cost even more. And sitting in traffic for longer periods than we already have would seem to lower one’s quality of life (let alone the pollutants from exhausts and leaky mechanical parts, and the contribution to Global Warming).
Is it time for a National Telecommuting Act? I feel that it would benefit workers (including those whose jobs are not suited to telecommuting), businesses, society at large, the various levels of governments, the economy, and the environment.