Socialists have long promised to overturn this exploitative state of affairs. But what does that mean, exactly? “Postwork socialists” have a simple answer: abolish work. In their vision of a postcapitalist society, everyone will be freed from the requirement to work through the provision of a universal or unconditional basic income, while much or even all work will be automated. . . . . political scientist Alex Gourevitch argues that the postwork vision is untenable.