I don't agree with this article, in that, I am not sure if these types of regulations make sense anymore. Careers are not what they once were, and neither are employers.
I don't think that either the left or the right have figured this out, and I don't consider myself a liberal or a conservative in the classic sense.
I am not sure that we can change people's values regarding free time, however. If they had more money to spend, they'd probably value it more.