Anti Work Essays - Audio Anarchy

A selection of audio essays arguing for opposition to the concept of work and the damage done by the economic and social relationship.

"Why do we work? From necessity or love? If the former, then our world is failing us, we are being exploited, being made slaves for the benefit of others. The ethic that work is a 'good thing' is a throwback to a Victorian mentality of puritanical pain and denial of our humanity, an ethic that is so far removed from the reality of our human nature as to be pathological."
A collection of essays written from the anti-work perspective. These essays investigate concepts of freedom, compulsory labor, the 'work ethic', the wages system, employment, and 'occupations.'

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Work 101


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The Tyranny of the Clock

A reading of George Woodcock's 1944 essay the Tyranny of the Clock.

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The Decline and Fall of Work

A reading of an extract from chapter 5 of Raoul Vaneigem's book the Revolution of everyday life.

Mp3 can be downlaoded here

In Praise of Idleness

An extract from Bertrand Russell's essay in Praise of Idleness.

Mp3 can be downloaded here.

Abolition of Work

A reading of Bob Black's Abolition of Work.

Mp3 can be downloaded here.