Statement of Principles and Mission Statement for the Abolish Work Affinity Group of the Libertarian Socialist Caucus of the Libertarian Party

Work as we know it has always been a product of coercion: either the exercise and threat of force or the denial of access to natural resources and opportunities have always been behind work. Throughout human history, work has seemed to be a necessary evil for the production of society, however our present society has …

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An End to Work

The question of “abolishing work”, “the right not to work”, and “full automation” are popular ones in leftist circles lately, or at least mildly popular; from demands for universal basic income and full automation to so-called “primitivists” demanding the destruction of industrial production altogether, the range of answers to the “what", “why”, and “how” of abolishing work is extensive and often incoherent. But I believe there is value to the concept of eliminating work from society and keeping it as a goal of the way we should choose to structure our economy in the future.