Don’t Think of it as Anti-Work

Samuel Smurlo
3 min readDec 14, 2021

Think of it as withholding your labor from capital.

I’m happy to do work. I am happy to cook and clean and walk the dog. I am happy to create and bake. I am happy to write for my pauper’s cut. But capital does not deserve my skills right now. The biggest lie ever told was selling this system as capitalism at all. Imperialism and puritanism wrapped up in the barest trappings of supply and demand. Opting out is a perfectly legitimate form of protest.

You know what works just as well as opting out though? Shirking. Stay in your job as long as you can…

Samuel Smurlo

I mostly write for me and on the off chance that someone can gain something from my thoughts I publish them here.