Do We Need Work to Structure Our Days?

There’s a lot of ambiguity surrounding the meaning of the word “work”. By now I’ve concluded rather strongly that most people have a different sense of the word than I do. But that’s OK given that I don’t think anarchism is synonymous with chaos, or that capitalism is synonymous with free markets or that polyamory…

Should we Abolish Work to be More Productive?

There’s an essay by an anarchist named Charles Johnson entitled Libertarianism Though Thick and Thin which discusses different complimentary features of the ideology. Should libertarians care about anti-racist struggles? Or is property rights and non-aggression the only things that matter? This is a great discussion and I encourage everyone who thinks that libertarians can’t be…

What Does it Mean to Play a Game?

One of the main ways that anti-work advocates sometimes envision an alternative world is the broadening of games. Why so? Largely because games are by definition voluntary, done for their own sake and involve the active and enthusiastic participation of all involved. The consequences are sometimes (though not always) trivial and thus more flexibility can…

We’re #2!

So I don’t know when it happened but somehow Abolish Work has become popular enough to surpass The Abolition of Work Wikipedia Page! Now, I’m not exactly sure what dictates these sorts of things. Is it the hits? The frequency of visits? The new and improved site? I mean it can’t be the consistency of…

Tips for the Unproductive

Someone yesterday, after I reported having a good day based on what I produced to teach me my “anti-work productivity ways” and here’s what I said: 1. Take breaks when you need them and as you need them 2. Reward yourself for anything done that you enjoyed doing and/or had to get done 3. If…