Why the bullshit-jobs thesis may be, well, bullshit | Curio

Why the bullshit-jobs thesis may be, well, bullshit

5 mins | Jun 9, 2021

David Graeber’s theory and the evidence. "So what is really going on? Part of the problem, surely, is the prejudice felt by academics like Mr Graeber towards those who work in finance or other capitalist occupations, and a resentment that such people earn so much more than those who work in the caring professions or manual labour. To be fair, Bartleby has met many a financier and businessman who is prejudiced in the other direction—believing that academics and those in other “dilettante” jobs (like journalism) are living off the wealth that capitalists generate. Another factor is the human tendency to adopt the culture of their profession; those who sell assault rifles or homoeopathic medicines eventually come to believe they are doing good work."

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From The Economist