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Afterthoughts on the Abolition of Work
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he clock, sitting still for almost an hour at a time, and acquiring minimal reading and arithmetic skills. After all, “employers’ most common and general... re money for leisure activities) – while at the same time, work was intensified and deskilled. Work became more like work and less like play... spread the destruction or how degraded the environment, the world will still be filled – cluttered, even – by buildings, highways and ... s already showing us the way. Recycling will assume greater urgency. And who knows what all is in the landfills? They may turn out to be treasure troves. It m
The Abolition of Work
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d friends and bad citizens because they have no time to fulfill the responsibilities of friendship and citizenshi... selves, but are we any different? The Pol Pot regime at least had a vision, however blurred, of an egalitarian society. We kill people in the six-figure range (at least) in orde... workplace safety. Even before Reagan and the Supreme Court stifled it, OSHA was a farce. At previous a... han it is here. Thousands of Russian workers were killed or injured building the Moscow subway. Stories
Appendix A: Book Filled with Lies @black:withered-anarchism
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lly driven." When it was published in 1989, Land Filled with Flies created a sensation, as it was meant to. Not only did it debunk the conventional wi... s were easily known, and which could be stolen or killed. The San lived off of wild game and gathered plant food which no enemy could dest... t to do what? There’s no reason to think that Bushmen and Bantus have, or ever had, some cause of chronic conflict. Wilmsen’s own argument holds otherwise
Foraging as Zerowork @black:withered-anarchism
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nd there is a greater amount of sleep in the daytime per capita per year than in any other condition o... hard B. Lee’s fieldwork among the !Kung San ("Bushmen"), Sahlins estimated that the San worked a four-... endly Fire: "In addition to shorter hours, ‘flextime’ and the more reliable ‘safety net’ afforded by g... plicates one, or at most a few hyper-specialized skills, if any; theirs combines handwork and brainwork
Foraging as Egalitarian Communism @black:withered-anarchism
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are several difficulties here. The distributor of meat (the owner of the arrow which killed the animal) has no political ends, for the San ... y should be, and soon would be, on their way to somewhere else more hospitable. San principles of food... practice they approximate it. However, even arguments at this modest level of sophistication are unn... word) about a San who complained of receiving no meat from a household in which she had no relatives.