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.


Recently I was told that "socialism destroys incentive to work". Let's take a moment to examine what exactly people mean when they say that, or things like it. Because I have qualms with this statement both as someone who is pro-socialism, and someone who is anti-"work".