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July Fourth On A Wednesday Means Some Workers Are Taking The Whole Week Off

Travelers walk to their gates in the concourse of Reagan National Airport in advance of the Fourth of July holiday on June 29, 2018, in Washington, D.C. TSA has projected that 28.3 million passengers may be expected on the travel dates of June 28 through July 9. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Travelers walk to their gates in the concourse of Reagan National Airport in advance of the Fourth of July holiday on June 29, 2018, in Washington, D.C. TSA has projected that 28.3 million passengers may be expected on the travel dates of June 28 through July 9. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday this year, and some people are taking advantage of this fact by hitting the road for a weeklong break from work.

But how productive are those of us who still have to work?

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Derek Thompson (@DKThomp), senior editor at The Atlantic.

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