Bullshit Jobs: The Rise of Pointless Work and What We Can Do About It
Author: David Graeber
Publisher: Penguin Books
Genre: Business, Economics, Social Science
Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled ‘On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs’. It went viral. After one million online views in seventeen different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer.
There are hordes of people - HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers - whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs.
Graeber explores one of society’s most vexing and deeply felt concerns, indicting among other villains a particular strain of finance capitalism that betrays ideals shared by thinkers ranging from Keynes to Lincoln.