Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Bullshit Jobs

"The ruling class has figured out that a happy and productive population with free time on their hands is a mortal danger (think of what started to happen when this even began to be approximated in the ‘60s). And, on the other hand, the feeling that work is a moral value in itself, and that anyone not willing to submit themselves to some kind of intense work discipline for most of their waking hours deserves nothing, is extraordinarily convenient for them."
"If 1% of the population controls most of the disposable wealth, what we call 'the market' reflects what they think is useful or important, not anybody else."

"In our society, there seems a general rule that, the more obviously one’s work benefits other people, the less one is likely to be paid for it."

"Clearly, the system was never consciously designed. It emerged from almost a century of trial and error. But it is the only explanation for why, despite our technological capacities, we are not all working 3-4 hour days."

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