Be Your Own “Team Player”

Cooperation is a wonderful thing when it goes well. Coordinated efforts towards a common good can make the hardest of tasks seem so much easier. Whether it’s in your personal life, while a disaster could be happening, or for something as simple as just managing a party, coordination is an essential part of our existence.…

What’s the “Ideal Game”?

When games are created or participated in, especially if children are involved,  we often launch criticisms at the designs of these so-called “games”. Children in particular may change the rules but when they do we don’t say they’re cheating (unless they’re obviously changing the rules to their benefit) and they may do so at the…

Our Lives vs. Liberal Feminism

We’ve discussed feminism a few times now (see here and here) and in keeping with that theme let’s talk about a particular troublesome branch of feminism. The liberal (or mainstream) forms of feminism. To take a popular version of a liberal feminist argument involving work: we should lean in to work instead of kicking back.…

“In Praise of Bartleby”, by Apio Ludd

(Nick’s Notes: This is the first of two reviews by Apio Ludd that highlight some books that I think us anti-work people may find interesting.) In Praise of Bartleby* Guillaume Paoli – Demotivational Training (Cruel Hospice, 2013) I approached Demotivational Training with low expectations. I have found most recent radical theory out of France to…

“Long Live Work”, by Vivo Covi

(Nick’s Notes: Okay, so realized that I am cheating a bit here. Technically this is just an article by someone else that was published in Apio Ludd’s publication “My Own” and isn’t by Mr. Ludd himself. But I think it’s still well within Mr. Ludd’s spirit all the same!) I don’t charitably sing the praises of…

Abolish Work is going full Luddite!

…No, not that sort of Luddite. It’s Apio Ludd, the author of My Own which is an egoist publication. We’re going to have a full week of his anti-work material! While that is going on I will hopefully be working on a few pieces of my own and locating other pieces to post here. Hope you…