Jobs and Hopelessness

Whether it’s just a contributing factor or the main reason, much of the time our jobs can convince us that life is meaningless or that we don’t contribute much. I had a co-worker yesterday who told me that they felt useless even though they hate the job. Our jobs can convince us that we’re useless…

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…

Distortions of Desire: Choosing so that Which one Chooses had no Longer Been Chosen

Cross-post; original text here. This cross-post in particular merely includes excerpts from the original post due to posting length. The post concerns the conflicted nature of desire in the capitalist economy, specifically stating that it leads to a conception of necessary activity/”work” that must be presupposed before the notion of a “work ethic” can be…