Bullshit Jobs

Author(s): David Graeber

Politics

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.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780241263884
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Allen Lane
  • : May 2018
  • : May 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 331
  • : 340
  • : David Graeber