On shared-labour socialism.
Political theorist Alex Gourevitch talks to us about his critique of post-work thought, and how it presupposes the very labour it seeks to free us from. We start of by distinguishing post-work socialism (e.g. Fully Automated Luxury Communism) from various propositions for a Universal Basic Income, and discuss why these ideas are popular today.
We then dedicate much of the time to debating Gourevitch’s alternative proposal for “shared-labour socialism”. What counts as necessary labour – and who is going to do it? How has globalisation changed people’s perspectives on what necessary labour is? And will we be producing more under socialism?
Part 2 is here: patreon.com/posts/73765804
- Post-Work Socialism?, Alex Gourevitch, Catalyst
- Why your flights keep getting cancelled, Daniel Zamora Vargas, New Statesman