Commuting is Morally Bankrupt

In Reclaim Your Commute, Fracesca Gino and colleagues tell us:

In the United States alone, approximately 25 million workers spend more than 90 minutes each day getting to and from their jobs, and about 600,000 “mega-commuters” travel at least 90 minutes each way, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In the United Kingdom, the average round-trip commute takes 54 minutes (up from 45 minutes in 2003), and in most of the world’s major cities, from Milan to Manila, it’s over an hour.

Why would corporate leaders — many who support climate goals and want to humanize work — endorse that? Why are so many clamoring for people to return to the office?