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Why the Labour movement should embrace a shorter working day

Posted in Idle Thoughts, Member area, News on 18 October 2013

Here is Bernard Marszalek’s a review of Free Time: The Forgotten American Dream by Benjamin Hunnicutt. The book examines the history of campaigns in the US – often successful – to introduce a shorter working day. Marszalek urges the labour …

Excellent attack on the ideology of hard work by economics professor

Posted in Idle Thoughts, News on 18 October 2013

Here is a superb piece by David Spencer, Professor of Political Economy at the Leeds University Business School. Prof Spencer argues that society needs more idleness, not less. CLICK HERE TO READ THE PIECE.

New small paintings by Charlie Millar: Friday 26 April and Sunday 5 May

Posted in News on 17 April 2013


We are pleased to announce three forthcoming contemporary solo exhibitions, in collaboration with JHW Fine Art: Charlie Millar’s new small paintings will be on show next week.  Ed Kluz will be shown later in May, and Tara Sabharwal in …

A Revolution in Retail: Tom Hodgkinson on why shopkeepers are the real anarchists

Posted in Announcements, News on 2 December 2012

CLICK HERE to read Tom Hodgkinson’s column in the Independent on Sunday today on why the petty bourgeois are the real revolutionaries of our time.…

The Moneyless Manifesto Book Launch

Posted in Announcements, Idle Thoughts, News on 27 November 2012

We at the The Idler Academy were recently privileged to host the launch of Mark Boyle’s book, The Moneyless Manifesto (Permanent Publications).


Here is Idler editor Tom Hodgkinson introducing the book with a rendition on the ukulele of the …

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