God rested on the seventh day, according to the Genesis account of creation. However, if one of the world's wealthiest businesspeople had his way, workers would rest on the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh days.

Carlos Slim, CEO of the Mexican telecommunications company Telmex, believes moving to a three-day workweek would create a healthier, more-productive workforce. Slim, considered the second-wealthiest person in the world, made his widely reported remarks at a July business conference in Paraguay.

"With three work days a week, we would have more time to relax for quality of life," he told cable network CNBC. "Having four days off would be very important to generate new entertainment activities and other ways of being occupied."

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