Economics Explored

BS or pointless jobs

Episode Summary

A surprisingly large number of workers in advanced economics believe their jobs are mostly BS or pointless. Are they correct? A conversation regarding the late David Graeber's thought provoking book on BS Jobs.

Episode Notes

Is it possible that a large proportion of jobs in advanced economies such as the US, UK, and Australia are mostly BS or pointless, as the late David Graeber who was an Anthropology Professor at LSE, suggested in his 2018 book BS Jobs? Economics Explored host Gene Tunny discusses the controversial thesis of BS Jobs with his Adept Economics colleague Tim Hughes.

Links related to the conversation include:

37% of British workers think their jobs are meaningless

2016-17 U.S. State of Enterprise Work Report

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