Autopilot, by Andrew Smart (Chapter 1)

Chapter 1: That Loathsome Monster Idleness The previous chapter set the stage for the rest of the book in a fairly interesting and engaging way, let’s look at how Smart follows up on that effort. First, Smart talks about the history of our attitudes towards idleness all around the world. From the attitudes stemming from…

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…

Abolish Work: 1, New York Times: 0

Apparently the professionals at New York Times didn’t catch up to this story (that I blogged about a little over a a month ago) until yesterday but there’s still some good tidbits from there you may have not gotten here (AKA, more formalized writing and some more background on this woman that I didn’t know/didn’t talk…

A Shout-out from M. LaFave on C4SS

In his article The Civilized Ancap and the Hippie Individualist, M. LaFave gives me (and the site) a cool shout-out: The thing is, libertarianism has hardly ever had a uniform “cultural movement.” While the likes of Jeffrey Tucker, Lewellyn Rockwell and Ron Paul praise productivity and a traditional work ethic in their own right, Nick Ford’s blog, abolishwork.com, challenges the…