Simply saying we should improve the quality and reduce the duration of work doesn’t allow us to ask whether that work needs to exist at all.
Why Marx loved work — and we should, too.
The basic vision of the post-work left is one of fewer jobs and shorter hours.
Work in a capitalist society is a conflicted and contradictory phenomenon.
The one-sided focus of most socialists on distributional questions has obscured the fact that the animating principle of the Left is not so much equality, but freedom.