Tag: solidarity

The BIG Patreon Creator Pledge

I’ve been an enthusiastic supporter of unconditional basic income for over 20 years, starting with my former project Creating Livable Alternatives to Wage Slavery (CLAWS) and its website whywork.org, and continuing on with Rethinking the Job Culture.  I am happy to announce that I have taken the Basic Income Guarantee Patreon Creator Pledge. In solidarity

Is Nothing Sacred? Thoughts on Leisure and ‘Doing Nothing’

What images and thoughts come to mind when you hear the word leisure? Many people automatically associate leisure with what people do in their ‘spare’ or ‘free’ time (i.e., time spent away from paid jobs), or with pursuits such as entertainment, vacations, or sports. I think we need to delve deeper when we think about

I am a Radical Unjobber Because…

I am a radical unjobber because I believe people should have lives based on living, not on making a living. I am a radical unjobber because I believe that leisure is more than “free time”. I am a radical unjobber because I believe in an ecological ethic of service, interdependence, and care…not a “work ethic.”

What I Learned When I Quit My Job: Part One

[The following essay was originally published in 1999, as part of a short-lived monthly column in a webzine called Mr. Ridiculous, and it was later archived on whywork.org.  Except for the short bio at the end, this is the original, unedited version. Although I still like the basic approach of this essay – focusing on