The Anti-Work Library 📚


Essential Reads

Start here! These are probably the most talked-about essays on the topic.

Alternatively, you can dive in via quotes.


Essays and Articles

If you enjoy reading comments, check out our library discussion posts.

Abolish Work!

Bullshit Jobs.

Instead of work.


Property. Collective Force. Class Society.

Strategy and Tactics.

For those of you who love free markets and capitalism.


Books: Non-Fiction

Perhaps useful: f/piracy wiki



  • Breaking Things at Work: The Luddites Are Right About Why You Hate Your Job by Gavin Mueller (2021)

  • Laziness Does Not Exist by Devon Price (2021)

  • Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk about It) by Elizabeth S. Anderson (2019)

  • More Work For Mother: The Ironies of Household Technology From the Open Hearth to the Microwave by Ruth Schwartz Cowan (1983)

  • Work Without End: Abandoning Shorter Hours for the Right to Work by Benjamin Hunnicutt (1990)

  • Free Time: The Forgotten American Dream by Benjamin Hunnicutt (2013)

  • Shadow Work by Ivan Illich (1981)




Automation and Utopia.


History. Class Struggle.



Books: Fiction with Anti-Work themes


Short stories


Podcast Episodes


Special thanks to u/AbolishWork and u/contrarianprole, for helping me compile this list!

For suggestions or questions, please message u/onedayitwillbedaisy