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Why Work?

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Arguments For The Leisure Society, includes essays by William Morris, Kropotkin, Lewis Mumford, Cliff Harper, Bertrand Russell, Colin Ward etc. The 2016 version with a new intro by Nina Power.

INTRODUCTION
Preface by Nina Power
In Praise of Idleness by Bertrand Russell
Useful Work versus Useless Toil by William Morris

PROBLEMS AND PLEASURES OF WORK
Tyranny of the Clock by George Woodcock
The Problem of Work by Camillo Berneri
The Art of Shovelling by Ifan Edwards
Measuring Misery by John Hewetson
The Wage System | Peter Kropotkin
“Who will do the Dirty Work?” by Tony Gibson
The Dominant Idea by Voltarine de Cleyre

ALTERNATIVES AND FUTURES
Reflections on Utopia
Collectives in Spain by Gaston Leval
Significance of the Self-Build Movement
Leisure in America by August Heckscher
The Other Economy as a Social System by Denis Pym
Visions: Drawings by Clifford Harper

PRODUCTION: USE vs PROFIT
Freedom newspaper editorials (1958-62)

CHANGING TIMES
Punks and Joblessness by Colin Ward
Beyond an Economy of Work & Spend by Juliet Schor
Dark Satanic Cubicles by Claire Wolfe
Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber
Work by Prole.info

Published by: Freedom Press