Jean Lievens: Anarchist David Graeber on Bullshit Jobs, Rule-Bound Lives, and Importance of Play

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Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

He coined the phrase, “We are the 99%.”

David Graeber: ‘So many people spend their working lives doing jobs they think are unnecessary’

I found myself asking: is this what ordinary life, for most people, is really like?” writes the 53-year-old professor of anthropology in his new book The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy. “Running around feeling like an idiot all day? Being somehow put in a position where one actually does end up acting like an idiot?”