[lbo-talk] Bullshit jobs

Eugene Coyle e.coyle at me.com
Wed Aug 1 17:01:25 PDT 2018

Oh, those people pursuing "economic rents”. Talk about bullshit. All those good guys pursuing profits and these bad actors pursuing rents. Just another cover story to explain why we don’t have perfect competition.

I read Graeber’s earlier article with the same or almost the same title. Haven’t read the book.

But those jobs, bullshit as they seem to the incumbent, are also seen by the incumbent as providing a paycheck. That makes the job important. Tens of thousands would be pleased to have such a job. Where does Graeber go with this, if anyone has read the book?


> On Aug 1, 2018, at 4:10 PM, Marv Gandall <marvgand2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Useful article which endorses radical anthropologist David Graeber's recent work on "bullshit jobs" in the modern economy and cites other sources supporting his findings.
> These jobs primarily belong to financial, human relations, and other professional and managerial personnel providing unproductive services in capitalist economies touted for their "efficiency" by the system's ideologues and propagandists.
> https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-08-01/too-many-jobs-feel-meaningless-because-they-are
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