The Sacrifices We Make for Work

I recently have become increasingly aware of a practice I find somewhat disturbing: specifically the practice of parents routinely allowing babies to cry alone until they fall asleep. While it strikes me as barbaric, it has been described to me as necessary for anyone in the given household to get any sleep. In many homes…

[Cross-Post] “Why Not Have Full Technological Unemployment?” by Mr. Wilson

(Nick’s Notes: You can find the original post here) I recently came across this excellent video CGP Grey and felt the need to share it:   His videos tend to be well made, and highly informative. I highly recommend of them to all my readers. This particular piece gives an excellent exploration of the inevitability of…

“Capitalism, Not Technological Unemployment, is the Problem”, by Kevin Carson

(Nick’s Notes: You can find the original article here) At Slate, Will Oremus raises the question “What if technological innovation is a job-killer after all?” (“The New Luddites,” August 6). Rather than being “the cure for economic doldrums,” he writes, automation “may destroy more jobs than it creates”: Tomorrow’s software will diagnose your diseases, write your…

Time and the Machine, by Aldous Huxley

(Nick’s Notes: Taken from here. This brief writing by Huxley is not explicitly anti-work but it has some useful and interesting commentary on how work and time cooperate with each other to reinforce a lack of interest in anything else.)   Time, as we know it, is a very recent invention. The modern time-sense is…

When Jobs Become Obsolete

(Nick’s Notes: Unfortunately this will be the last post we see by Mr. Wilson but we hope he comes back again and contributes more to the site when he can! He has expressed interest in doing so so we can hope!) “Ideally, we’d like to help people find ways to earn money with less work,…