When is Work Valuable?

  It gets tiring to always argue against people’s preconceptions or ideas about work. Lots of people in the world (not necessarily incorrectly) see work as “effort”. That makes sense given that this is how people often use it. But this is complicated by the fact that people also say things like, “I’m going to…

More Information on the Benefits of Play

Here at Abolish Work we not only want to non-vigorously oppose work (vigor is too much effort for us) we also want to non-vigorously talk about alternatives from time to time. We’ve highlighted play via the Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky here and here as well as some research from a Boston Globe article  and finally a friend of mine, William…

Stress, Labor & Play

Written by Willaim Gillis There’s a lot of talk in anarchist circles about abolishing work. Some of it in line with the dream of a high-technology path to post-scarcity.  But a lot of it takes an alternative route and settles for simply building a ludic society — that is to say a culture that adapts…