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…

Workaholism and Mental Health

The topic of mental health and work is no stranger to this site as I’ve discussed it a few times either personally or more generally. A particular phenomenon within work itself however, workaholism, hasn’t really been discussed (surprisingly) and certainly not in any detail when it comes to its correspondence to various mental health issues.…

An Interview with Dom Joly (Video, The Idler)

(Edit: It has come to my attention from a kind reader that this link is now broken. It’s so much broken as it is blocked behind The Idler’s membership services. Sorry about this but sadly there’s nothing I can do!) This is just a short 10 minute interview with someone who engages in absurd political…