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Hey, do you have a bullshit job?

17 luglio 2019

“Do I have a bullshit job?”

This is probably the first question that comes to mind after reading “Bullshit Jobs: a theory” written by the American anthropologist David Graeber. The book is about nonsense work that makes you rich and unhappy and is the basis for the new global capitalism.

It is a very interesting essay, which offers much food for thought. Starting with the primary issue: what is a bullshit job? After trials and errors, Graeber arrives at the final definition: “A bullshit job is a form of paid employment that is so completely pointless, unnecessary, or pernicious that even the employee cannot justify its existence even though, as part of the conditions of employment, the employee feels obliged to pretend that is not the case”.