Kevin Drum seems upset that the US Government does not mandate paid time off for all US workers
The map below shows this starkly: the United States is virtually alone in not mandating any annual time off for employees, right along with such economic luminaries as Burma, Guyana, and Nepal. More charts on American overwork here.
I could take the same map and make this statement: "unlike such freedom-loving luminaries as Iran, Russia, Mali, and Chad, the United States government does not interfere in private decisions about vacation pay policies."
By the way, why is it for statists that the lack of a government mandate for something desirable is considered equivalent to the desirable policy being non-existent? In fact, Kevin Drum himself says his employer has a good paid leave policy. Wow, how could such a thing have happened without a government mandate?