Doing Nothing vs. Being Nothing

VICE is commonly derided for having some outlandish articles. They seem to be a clickbait-based website, except that their clickbait has some sort of “cause” to it or it’s “wacky” in some sense. It’s very enmeshed with the alternative cultures of the day, or just whatever fad seems to be happening. On the other hand…

Happiness and Work

It’s hard to come up with titles. You try to make them as specific as possible so folks know what you’re going to talk about or at least most likely to. But sometimes there’s no real way around the fact that the topic is expansive and that there are multiple ways to come at it.…

What are we without our Jobs?

There was an interesting quote in Let’s Destroy Work, Let’s Destroy the Economy by Alfred M. Bonanno, The post-industrial society, which we will come to later, has resolved the problem of unemployment, at least within certain limits, by dispersing the work force into flexible sectors which are easy to manoeuvre and control. In actual fact the social…

Life as Accountancy

There’s an interesting conceptual framing in the introduction to Let’s Destroy Work, Let’s Destroy the Economy which is written by Alfred M. Bonanno with the introduction itself done by Jean Weir. Indeed, there are many good things to glean from the introduction (and quite a few more question-begging things) but this in particular struck me: The…

Announcement: Leveling Work!

I am happy to announce that Jason Lee Byas of the New Leveler is gonna post a piece on how the anti-work position can lead to supporting productivity and achievement as positive traits as long as they are self-directed. In return I shall be sending an article in about individualist anarchism and work in the New Leveler.…