David Graeber discussing the subject of his new book Bullshit Jobs from Simon and Schuster. Graeber explores one of society’s most vexing and deeply felt concerns, indicting among other villains a particular strain of finance capitalism that betrays ideals shared by thinkers ranging from Keynes to Lincoln. Bullshit Jobs gives individuals, corporations, and societies permission to undergo a shift in values, placing creative and caring work at the center of our culture. This book is for everyone who wants to turn their vocation back into an avocation.
David Graeber is a Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics. He is the author of the bestseller DEBT: The First 5,000 Years, and a contributor to Harper’s, The Guardian, and The Baffler. He was a leading figure in the OCCUPY Wall Street movement, He lives in London.