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Lost in Work: Escaping Capitalism, with Amelia Horgan [online event]

Wednesday September 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

We are really pleased to have Amelia Horgan join us online to discuss work and capitalism. Lost in Work is part of the outstanding introductory series by radical publisher Pluto Press.

‘Work hard, get paid.’ It’s simple. Self-evident. But it’s also a lie – at least for most of us. For people today, the old assumptions are crumbling; hard work in school no longer guarantees a secure, well-paying job in the future. Far from a gateway to riches and fulfillment, ‘work’ means precarity, anxiety and alienation.

Amelia Horgan poses three big questions: what is work? How does it harm us? And what can we do about it? While abolishing work altogether is not the answer, Lost in Work shows that when we are able to take control of our workplaces, we become less miserable, and can work towards the transformative goal of experimenting with ‘work’ as we know it.


Amelia Horgan is a writer and researcher. She has written for various publications including Tribune, the Guardian and VICE.


An invitation to this online event will be emailed to you on the day of the event. We will use the email address used to register for this event. Confirmation emails and invitation links sometimes end up in spam folders, so please check there before emailing the shop. Thank you.


There are various tickets available for this event: If you’d like a copy of No Matter How Many Skies Have Fallen then choose the book plus entry ticket.

If you are able to and wish to support Housmans then please choose a solidarity ticket. There’s also a free access ticket for students, low income and unwaged comrades.

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