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The Abolition of Work and Other Essays Paperback – June 1, 1986
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This book contains various essays, mostly written from 1977-1985. They have previously appeared in a very large variety of periodicals (e.g., Beatniks from Space; Church of the Latter Day Punk; Loompanics Unlimited Book Catalog; Semiotext(e); Twisted Imbalance, etc.).
He begins the title essay by stating, "No one should ever work. Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world." (Pg. 17) He later elaborates, "Work is a much better explanation for the creeping cretinization all around us then even such significant moronizing mechanisms as television and education." (Pg. 22) He concludes with the exhortation, "Workers of the world... relax!" (Pg. 33)
His observations are often pointed and humorous: e.g., "Remember, pain is just God's way of hurting you" (Pg. 37); "A libertarian is just a Republican who takes drugs" (pg. 141); "The typical Loompanics reader is, I conjecture, a surrealist trapped in the body of an engineer." (Pg. 154)
Black's writing is quite interesting, and of interest to libertarians, individualists, anarchists, and other free spirits.
Especially necessary for the bum rushed timed deprived generation Babylonian powers are creating.