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…

r/Anarcho_Capitalism Sees the Possibility of Leisure, Sprints in the Opposite Direction

Okay, okay that’s not entirely fair but take a look. The most up-voted comment is one complaining about undertones of anti-consumerism and capitalism as if that had any damn thing to do with someone enjoying their life on roller skates. I know anarcho-capitalists are wont to accuse leftists of overly-politicizing things but can we give anarcho-capitalists for…

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…