Time and the Machine, by Aldous Huxley

(Nick’s Notes: Taken from here. This brief writing by Huxley is not explicitly anti-work but it has some useful and interesting commentary on how work and time cooperate with each other to reinforce a lack of interest in anything else.)   Time, as we know it, is a very recent invention. The modern time-sense is…

“Let’s Destroy Work” by Alfred M. Bonnano

(Nick’s Notes: Taken from here, this is the first chapter and more may come as time goes on) Work is a subject that is coming back into fashion in a big way in newspapers, academic lectures, papal sermons, electoral speeches and even articles and pamphlets produced by anarchists. The main questions raised are: what can…

The Revolution of Everyday Life, Chapter Five: The Decline and Fall of Work by Rauol Vaneigem

(Nick’s Notes: Taken from here.) The duty to produce alienates the passion for creation. Productive labour is part and parcel of the technology of law and order. The working day grows shorter as the empire of conditioning extends. In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been an…