Today Chris sits down for an expansive talk with David Graeber. He is an anthropologist, author, activist and all-round congenial rabble-rouser. We cover his early observations that led to him writing his seminal work on modern labor "Bullshit Jobs" and trace through to today, where we see many of his earlier theories put to the test and found quite accurate, not the least of which being that the people we currently refer to as "non-essential" workers were, in fact, engaged in a fair volume of bullshit work.
We take a clear look at the state of the economy and of work and what the pandemic is revealing about that, and what we hope to see come out the other side.
Read this stuff:
Book: "Bullshit Jobs" (finally read the thing that Chris keeps referencing)
Article: Click here for a collection of David's articles
Scholarly Work: Click here for a collection David's scholarly work.
A History of the ILGWU