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Personal Blog of Mark Hoskins – Anarchist Writer and Activist

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…experience demonstrates that there may be a slavery of wages only a little less galling and crushing in its effects than chattel slavery, and that this slavery of wages must go down with the other.

– Frederick Douglas

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Me and my pal, Jacques the greyhound.

What is this blog about? It’s about work, why we do it and what else we could be doing. It’s about the things we are kept away from as much as the things we do, the things we snatch moments from work to do and the possibilities of a different tomorrow. It’s about how billions of unemployed people want work to pay the bills a billions of employed people want to work less to have more time for the things they love. There will be theory, but also, I discuss how we can theorise our everyday experience to work towards a post-scarcity, post-wage labour society.

 

I’m an anarchist gene pool libertarian communist writer, philosopher, and activist. I’m also influenced in part by autonomism, council communism, situationism, social ecology, feminism, existentialism, structuralism, and post-structuralism.

The things I love include spending time with my fiancé and our greyhounds; Bohemian FC; reading and watching sci-fi; good food, wine and beer; soul, jazz, house, ska, post-punk and psychedelia, and having a lie on.

If you like the blog, give me a follow here and on twitter.

One comment on “About a blog

  1. Jaya
    May 12, 2016

    Hi Mark,

    Just read your piece on UBI – great to read, as I have been suspicious seeing how quickly the idea is adopted by the super rich of silicon valley.

    I was just wondering whether you could give me pointers to where Hayek etc write on UBI? I am working on issues of universality in the area of tech innovation from an anarchist perspective (Bitcoin / blockchain to be precise) … so these references would be very useful for me.

    Thanks !

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