James Livingston says “fuck work”! That was the original title of the book that now appears as No More Work: Why Full Employment Is A Bad Idea (2016).
For centuries we have believed that work is where we build character, and that the labor market allocates incomes more or less rationally. These beliefs have become delusions. What then? Why do we hold fast to full employment as the cure for what ails us, and retain faith in the labor market’s efficiencies?
Livingston is Professor of History at Rutgers., and delivered this lecture at the University of Pittsburgh on March 18, 2017 as part of boundary 2’s conference, “Neoliberalism, Its Ontology and Genealogy”:
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Reblogged this on The Most Revolutionary Act and commented:
A man after my own heart. Give us back the land you stole from us and we’ll look after ourselves.
Reblogged this on PliscaPlace and commented:
Pardon the colorful language, but jeezus-crist… you will either open your eyes, or you will keep them closed and move on.
Reblogged this on auntyuta and commented:
Very interesting subject. What sort of life is a healthy life. Does more work make us more healthy?