New Work (Intro and Overview Videos)

Now, I’m not necessarily totally on board with New Work (it’s more or less a reform effort at giving us less hours, having us pursue what we love and doing that more sustainability through what Frithjof Bergman calls “community production”) but it’s interesting and worth checking out at any rate. Here’s the short introduction for those who…

Antiwork – a radical shift in how we view “jobs” (By Brian Dean)

(Nick’s Notes: Re-posted from here. You can follow antiwork on their Twitter account or at their “related and more established Twitter account @NewsFrames“.) Over a decade into the 21st century, we seem as work-obsessed as ever. Is it time for a progressive reframing of work and leisure? Antiwork is a moral alternative to the obsession with…

“Down and Out in Paris and London”, by George Orwell (Excerpt from Chapter 22, with an Introduction from Mr. Wilson)

Note: The following is an excerpt from the 22nd chapter from George Orwell’s first full length book “Down and Out in Paris and London”. In the chapters leading up to this one the author describes the lives of people working as Plonguers or dishwashers at luxury hotels and restaurants in Paris. In the book he…