Where Democratic Despots Rule

For me, Jacobin is like that ex of yours that you want to keep getting back together with. Occasionally they’ll do something really good and neat that reminds you why you loved them. But then they’ll just put forward these completely inane ideas that make you realize why you can’t ever be together again. Okay,…

Work: A Play on Your Passion

I’ve linked to Miya Tokumitsu’s piece In the Name of Love that was featured on Jacobin, as well commenting on the issue of “do what you love” myself (see here and here). More recently Tokumitsu has published another excerpt from her book called Do What You Love: And Other Lies About Success and Happiness titled,…

Being Precarious and Anti-Work

For the past few years I’ve been in and out of a few different jobs. They were all part-time and I hated pretty much all of them. They never gave me much joy besides some of the cool people I was lucky enough to meet. Of course there were also assholes and asshole management and…

Should You do What You Love?

Do what you love is something that’s been challenged elsewhere¬†but I want to re-open this challenge via an article from Inc.com called “The Danger of Doing What You Love“. Here’s the main point: I raised my company. Nurtured it. Watched it grow. It taught me lessons that I never would have learned otherwise, and for…