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Are more and more people working meaningless jobs?

Graeber does not claim to know which jobs are useless and which are not; instead he asks workers to weigh in on that themselves

Alana Semuels | NYT  |  New Delhi 

BULL__ JOBS David Graeber Simon & Schuster 333 pages; $27 What do all those people crowding into subway cars, sitting in rush-hour traffic and walking down city streets in business attire actually do all day? They are seemingly working somewhere — the national unemployment rate is the lowestit’s been since 2000 — and data would suggest that many of them are working in offices. Blue-collar jobs now make up less than 14 per cent of total employment, down from 31 per cent in 1970. But understanding how these white-collar workers occupy themselves when they get to ...

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First Published: Mon, July 02 2018. 05:54 IST