Ryan Calhoun on Being a Slacker

(Nick’s Notes: Ryan had said this on Facebook a while back and I finally got around to looking at it again and since I’ve been hard at work helping a friend move I figured another lazy-post couldn’t hurt either…) Slacking means a freer life. It means a life in which spontaneity is not a vague…

“Should we Have the Right to Not Work?”, by John Danaher

(Nick’s Notes: You can find the original article here. This article was linked under a Creative Commons license.) Voltaire once said that “work saves a man from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.” Many people endorse this sentiment. Indeed, the ability to seek and secure paid employment is often viewed as an essential part of a…

In Praise of (Unnecessary) Vacations

Hey folks, I’ll be going on a family vacation starting tomorrow and going until Wednesday/Thursday. So expect this blog to be back on Friday…probably. I am bringing a few anti-work reading materials to brush up on and see if anything is worth critiquing/reviewing/posting about. So once I come back I should have some more material…

A Shout-out from M. LaFave on C4SS

In his article The Civilized Ancap and the Hippie Individualist, M. LaFave gives me (and the site) a cool shout-out: The thing is, libertarianism has hardly ever had a uniform “cultural movement.” While the likes of Jeffrey Tucker, Lewellyn Rockwell and Ron Paul praise productivity and a traditional work ethic in their own right, Nick Ford’s blog, abolishwork.com, challenges the…

The Libertarian Virtue of Slack – Now on Youtube!

This article can be found here on C4SS and (of course) here on this site. The common libertarian nowadays is of the same non-interventionist temperament as the Taoists. They endorse individual preference, spontaneity and self-interest. They loathe the State and central planners of all kinds. Most libertarians identify, also, as individualists — both methodologically and ethically. However, much…