9780141983479

Bullshit Jobs

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

David Graeber


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ISBN: 9780141983479
Published: February 2019

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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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  • Format:
  • ISBN: 9780141983479
  • Published: February 2019
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Width (mm): 129
  • Height (mm): 198
  • Depth (mm): 21
  • Weight (g): 269

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