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Why Work?

Why Work?

Arguments for the Leisure Society

Freedom (Editor); Nina Power (Preface); Peter Kropotkin (Contributor); David Graeber (Contributor)

  • Publisher: Freedom Press
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Released: Oct 18, 2016
  • ISBN-13: 9781904491255


Why Work? is a provocative collection of essays by writers from the nineteenth century through to today, dissecting work, its form under capitalism and the possibilities for an alternative society producing for our needs, rather than mere avarice. It posits the question: why do some of us still work until we drop in an age of vast automated production, while others starve for “lack of work?” Where is the leisure society that was promised?

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