William Nava’s Objections to Anti-Work

Nick’s Notes: My friend William Nava raised some important and critical thoughts about why anti-work might not be a good position for left-libertarians to hold. I’ll consider these remarks and respond in the coming days. Objections to Abolish Work William Nava All I know about Abolish Work comes from one (relatively short) conversation with Nick…

Are Jobs Inherently Exploitative?

  Getting back on my Abolish Work to-do list I read Freedom From Jobs by Elliot Sperber and was intrigued by much of it. I’ll start with those parts I find intriguing and convincing before I move into the parts I thought were questionable. Early on in the article Sperber makes this remark which I…

Busyness and the Passage of Time

I’ve talked before about noted Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard and his ideas on idleness and boredom. Those excerpts came from a book entitled Either/Or: A Fragment of Life that focuses on how to live an ethical life. Another part of this book also includes the topic of busyness, with Kierkegaard remarking that: Of all ridiculous…

The 9 to 5 Shift as “Torture”

The idea that work inhibits our sleep is something I’ve touched on before but it’s good to see one of the experts involved in sleep discuss this as well. Dr. Paul Kelly has spoken up specifically about the harms that waking up at 9 AM has done to our bodies and our overall health: This…