Announcement: Leveling Work!

I am happy to announce that Jason Lee Byas of the New Leveler is gonna post a piece on how the anti-work position can lead to supporting productivity and achievement as positive traits as long as they are self-directed. In return I shall be sending an article in about individualist anarchism and work in the New Leveler.…

“WORK!”, by Sheldon Richman

(Nick’s Notes: As before Sheldon has freely and graciously allowed me to republish this article originally posted here. 3/10/14 Update: See here instead)   “I hear therefore with joy whatever is beginning to be said of the dignity and necessity of labor to every citizen. There is virtue yet in the hoe and the spade, for learned…

What is “My Job”?

In life we all have some purpose (except for those dirty nihilists). Some goal or intention to get to a goal come hell or high water. It’s what drives us every day and what makes us get out of bed and able to coordinate ourselves more efficiently. It invokes confidence at times and other times…

Kierkegaard and Leisure

In Rotation of Crops (a part of his first published book Either/Or) Kierkaagard tackled the issue of boredom and briefly touches on the benefits of leisure: Idleness, we are accustomed to say, is the root of all evil. To prevent this evil, work is recommended…. Idleness as such is by no means a root of…

Aristotle and Leisure

Today and tomorrow (and perhaps more if they can be found) we will be showcasing a few philosophers who had positive things to say about leisure. Here is something from Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, Book X (emphasis added): Now this would seem to be in agreement both with what we said before and with the truth. For…