Ezra Klein correctly notes that the US is the only country where paid vacation and paid holidays do not exist by law.
But what he fails to make note of, even though he includes the data very clearly in his article, is that US companies, on average, voluntarily give their employees 16 days of paid holiday+vacation.
Emergent order versus government force. A world where individuals are free to do with their property what they wish, or a world in which legislation compels someone to behave in a certain way. Senator Sheila Beal or Senator Joseph Ivy.