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lukifer · 2019-11-14 · Original thread
For context, David Graeber is an anarchist anthropologist who has written extensively about economics. His two best-known works on the subject:



His views are surely influenced by his a-priori politics, but I've found his ideas thought-provoking to say the least.

yanilkr · 2019-10-31 · Original thread
This blog post was so painful for me to read.

This is a symptom of "bullshit" going on around in big tech companies. "bullshit" here is an economic term defined in the book "bullshit jobs".

Reading through the post, I was noticing

So much corporate Jargon which really does not mean anything important.

Dehumanizing language when describing people interviewing and being interviewed and its process.

Too much obfuscation of ideas that can be very simply explained.

glorification of simpler problems into heroic challenges.

Delusions of Grandeur.

Today's such jobs are tomorrows layoffs.

I think I will stop here. I have crossed my negativity threshold for the day.

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