Work and illness under neoliberal capitalism

How to use your virus as a weapon of refusal

Authored by: Peter Fleming

The Routledge Companion to Ethics, Politics and Organizations

Print publication date:  May  2015
Online publication date:  June  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415821261
eBook ISBN: 9780203566848
Adobe ISBN: 9781136746246


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I have periods where I feel a little weak, ill, depressed, fuck it, the wheatties aren’t going down right. I just go to bed for three days and four nights, pull down all the shades and just go to bed. I get up to shit, piss, drink a beer now and then, and go back to bed. I come out of that completely enlivened for two or three months, I get power from that. I think that someday they will say this psychotic guy knew something. But today we are so obsessed that we have to get up and do something. People are nailed to the processes, up/down, get up and do something, then sleep.

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