On The Phenomenon Of Bullshit Jobs

In place of vanished productive jobs in industry and agriculture, we have administrative jobs, paper-pushing jobs, few of which are necessary, most of which are pointless or deadweight. But why? “It’s as if someone were out there making up pointless jobs just for the sake of keeping us all working. And here, precisely, lies the mystery. In capitalism, this is precisely what is not supposed to happen” (2,000 words)

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