Questions to Ask Yourself about Work-Life Balance

A while back CNN Money had an article about the supposed “death” of the 40-hour work week. Now, the Gallup Poll they mention I’ve already talked about. And most of us here already know that the 40 hours work week is, generally speaking, not actually a thing for a lot of people. There are all…

Being Free vs. Working for Free

(Nick’s Notes: This is my second of four posts on Isaac’s ideas on work, see the first part here) Another one of Issac’s ideas that I found interesting was,  if you could, he thinks you should pick working for free at your dream job then working for an average or even good pay at a…

The Aspirations of Many: Work More!

My aspiration for the country—and I believe we can achieve it—is 4 percent growth as far as the eye can see,” he said. “Which means we have to be a lot more productive, workforce participation has to rise from its all-time modern lows. It means that people need to work longer hours and, through their…

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…

r/Anarcho_Capitalism Sees the Possibility of Leisure, Sprints in the Opposite Direction

Okay, okay that’s not entirely fair but take a look. The most up-voted comment is one complaining about undertones of anti-consumerism and capitalism as if that had any damn thing to do with someone enjoying their life on roller skates. I know anarcho-capitalists are wont to accuse leftists of overly-politicizing things but can we give anarcho-capitalists for…

Distortions of Desire: Choosing so that Which one Chooses had no Longer Been Chosen

Cross-post; original text here. This cross-post in particular merely includes excerpts from the original post due to posting length. The post concerns the conflicted nature of desire in the capitalist economy, specifically stating that it leads to a conception of necessary activity/”work” that must be presupposed before the notion of a “work ethic” can be…