Is Hard Work Valuable?

Today I did nearly an hour of labor. I cut some trees, picked up rocks and put them around a planting area and generally walked around a bunch during this. So ya know, classic laborious activity. But after I was done I had a mixed feeling of (mostly) exhaustion and…pride? To give some context though…

Stress, Labor & Play

Written by Willaim Gillis There’s a lot of talk in anarchist circles about abolishing work. Some of it in line with the dream of a high-technology path to post-scarcity.  But a lot of it takes an alternative route and settles for simply building a ludic society — that is to say a culture that adapts…

What are we without our Jobs?

There was an interesting quote in Let’s Destroy Work, Let’s Destroy the Economy by Alfred M. Bonanno, The post-industrial society, which we will come to later, has resolved the problem of unemployment, at least within certain limits, by dispersing the work force into flexible sectors which are easy to manoeuvre and control. In actual fact the social…