The idea of total liberation from work, in its one-sidedness and incompleteness, is ultimately incompatible with a genuinely sustainable society. The real promise of a system of labor beyond capitalism rests not so much on its expansion of leisure time, but rather on its capacity to generate a new world of creative and collective work, controlled by the associated producers.
- Earlier version published by the Center for the Understanding of Sustainable Society, University of Surrey, March 2017.
- Spanish translation in Sinpermiso, April 1, 2018, sinpermiso.info,. Dutch and French translations, 2017 in Lavamedia.be.