A Four Day Workweek Won’t Save Work

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that I think there’s at least a few problems with modern day work. In no particular order, here are some of my biggest issues with work, as it exists: It’s quasi-compulsory: Artificial scarcity enforced through laws, regulations and especially intellectual property sets up barriers, which makes it harder for people to…

Autopilot, by Andrew Smart (Chapter 1)

Chapter 1: That Loathsome Monster Idleness The previous chapter set the stage for the rest of the book in a fairly interesting and engaging way, let’s look at how Smart follows up on that effort. First, Smart talks about the history of our attitudes towards idleness all around the world. From the attitudes stemming from…

Autopilot, by Andrew Smart (Introduction)

Introduction I got this book at the New York Anarchist Book Fair a year or so ago. At the time I wasn’t doing terribly well on finances and I went back and forth on what looked like a really good book. The seller was offering it for a decent price (between $10-15, I can’t remember…

Patreon Update for 5/4/17

Patreon Update(s)/Introduction April was an interesting but slow(er) month than my usual. Some of that was due to the fact that I had a dog sitting job on one of the weekends (last weekend) where I wanted to write my Fight Club article. But instead I decided to watch the new Netflix series Dear White…