Obsession with “hard work” is a dangerous distraction, by David Spencer

Nick’s Note: You can also find this posted here and on Mr. Spencer’s blog. This year’s Conservative Party conference has reminded us incessantly that George Osborne and his fellow ministers are “for hard working people”. This same slogan has also become popular among Labour politicians – indeed support for “hard working people” has replaced support for…

Some Anti-Work Comments from John Stuart Mill

(Also see here) Courtesy of Sheldon Richman, Responding anonymously to Carlyle inFraser’s in 1850 was John Stuart Mill. In “The Negro Question” Mill objected to Carlyle’s religious-based claim that black people were put on earth to work for white people. He wrote: “If ‘the gods’ will this, it is the first duty of human beings to resist such…