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Bullshit Jobs

A Theory

By David Graeber
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Bullshit Jobs: A Theory by David Graeber

Bullshit Jobs (2018) takes an unwavering look at a dismal fact: millions of people – from corporate lawyers to university administrative assistants – are stuck in jobs that they know, deep down, are pointless and unnecessary. Despite technological advances that could allow us to work less and enjoy life more, our cultural values mean we’ve come to prioritize work, even if it’s bullshit.

  • Anyone who thinks their job is bullshit
  • People with an interest in modern-day employment
  • People seeking inspiration for a new work-life balance

David Graeber, an anthropology professor at the London School of Economics, is an anarchist activist. Heavily involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement, he has been credited with coining the phrase “We are the 99 percent.” His previous books include Debt: The First 5000 Years.

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