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Bullshit jobs : a theory
Bullshit jobs : a theory
Graeber, David2018
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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. 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.
Main title:
Bullshit jobs : a theory / David Graeber.
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Imprint:
UK : Allen Lane, 2018.
Collation:
xxv, 333 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
9780241263884 (hbk)
Dewey class:
331
Language:
English
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BRN:
2647906
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