Ryan Calhoun on Being a Slacker

(Nick’s Notes: Ryan had said this on Facebook a while back and I finally got around to looking at it again and since I’ve been hard at work helping a friend move I figured another lazy-post couldn’t hurt either…) Slacking means a freer life. It means a life in which spontaneity is not a vague…

“The Firewall”, by Aragorn!

(Nick’s Notes: This piece can be originally found here) This has been a harder piece to write than I expected it to be, since the point I want to discuss is relatively simple. What isn’t simple is the supporting material: the bits around the central bit. There is this larger piece I’m in the middle…

The (Lazy) 100th Post Spectacular!

…Or something like that. First off, I’d like to say thanks to everyone who supports the site. Those who “like” the posts via Word Press and follow the blog. I will at some point try to return the favor by either sharing your blog or maybe just sending a thank you or something…I’ll figure it out! Second,…

In Praise of (Unnecessary) Vacations

Hey folks, I’ll be going on a family vacation starting tomorrow and going until Wednesday/Thursday. So expect this blog to be back on Friday…probably. I am bringing a few anti-work reading materials to brush up on and see if anything is worth critiquing/reviewing/posting about. So once I come back I should have some more material…

Depression and the Anti-Work Position

I have heard people claim something to the effect of that people who don’t like doing a lot are “just depressed” or people who lack the energy to do stuff are merely suffering from depression. So naturally us slackers, idlers and general loafers are wide open (in a way) to being seen as just people…

A Shout-out from M. LaFave on C4SS

In his article The Civilized Ancap and the Hippie Individualist, M. LaFave gives me (and the site) a cool shout-out: The thing is, libertarianism has hardly ever had a uniform “cultural movement.” While the likes of Jeffrey Tucker, Lewellyn Rockwell and Ron Paul praise productivity and a traditional work ethic in their own right, Nick Ford’s blog, abolishwork.com, challenges the…

The Libertarian Virtue of Slack – Now on Youtube!

This article can be found here on C4SS and (of course) here on this site. The common libertarian nowadays is of the same non-interventionist temperament as the Taoists. They endorse individual preference, spontaneity and self-interest. They loathe the State and central planners of all kinds. Most libertarians identify, also, as individualists — both methodologically and ethically. However, much…