The old work ethic has disappeared along with the massive obsolete structures of capital which required a permanent army of producers, yet work still has far more implications than mere survival. Millions of people still compete for the privilege of turning up day after day, year after year, to surrender body and soul in exchange for a wage. The alternative: to encounter ones real desires and create the means required to realise them, could present some surprises and lead to undreamed choices. A job, boring or arduous as it might be, is the easy way out. It gives structure to our day and puts order in our expectations, giving us just enough in our pockets to acquire instant sublimation and quell any sudden surge of hatred towards what is stealing our time and our lives. Translated by Jean Weir, this Elephant Editions classic is made available again.
Table of Contents
Let's Destroy Work
Let's Keep Our Feet On The Ground, Please
Space and Capital
Involuntary Aspects of Voluntary Work
Restructuring Capital and New Democracy
No More Crises
Quality and the Factory
A Little Man in Singapore
The Ethical Bank
Unemployment in Italy- How Come Everything Doesn't Explode?
A Million Jobs
Farewell to Claiming
The Significance of an Insignificant Event
World Domination in a Few Words