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Bullshit Jobs : The Rise of Pointless Work, and What We Can Do About It - David Graeber

Bullshit Jobs

The Rise of Pointless Work, and What We Can Do About It

Paperback Published: 19th February 2019
ISBN: 9780141983479
Number Of Pages: 320

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Back in 1930, the economist John Maynard Keynes prophesied that by the century's end, technology would see us all working fifteen-hour weeks. But instead, something curious happened. Today, average working hours have not decreased, but increased. And now, across the developed world, three-quarters of all jobs are in services or admin, jobs that don't seem to add anything to society- bullshit jobs.

In Bullshit Jobs, David Graeber explores how this phenomenon - one more associated with the 20th-century Soviet Union, but which capitalism was supposed to eliminate - has happened. In doing so, he looks at how we value work, and how, rather than being productive, work has become an end in itself; the way such work maintains the current broken system of finance capital; and, finally, how we can get out of it.

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Spectacular and terrifyingly true. David Graeber's theory of the broken capitalist workforce is right - work has become an end in itself. A timely book from the most provocative anthropologist and thinker of our time. -- Owen Jones

ISBN: 9780141983479
ISBN-10: 0141983477
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 19th February 2019
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.7  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1

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