More Poet-Musicians/Less Private Equity CEOs

Wednesday 21 August 2013

Pic by John Riordan
Sometimes you see and read things on the interwebs that bolster your faith in humanity's ability to continue cutting through the bullshit to the other side.  Past the cultural tipping point to actual change.

This morning it was this:  On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs by anthropologist David Graeber.  Ever wonder why the jobs that actually benefit humanity the most - say, for example, the ones that give it meaning, the artistic fields - pay the least while those that we wouldn't notice if they disappeared - telemarketers and private equity CEOs - flourish?

Like they say, if something seems fishy and incomprehensible, follow the money.  And in this case we find again that it's those 1% at the top who are framing, defining, and determining the world that we live in. 

This morning I feel just that little bit more hopeful that humanity as a whole will one day say no to our cultural overlords continuing to pull the wool over our eyes.

Here's to new reframes.  And to work that is fulfilling and which matters.  Work that benefits us all.  And here's to corporate lawyers who are really poet-musicians being able to work at what really matters.



  1. Wow, that's an excellent article on something I've pondered over, and discussed with hubby on many occasions - tho' not nearly as concisely and eloquently as David Graeber.

    Thanks for posting it Sue :)

    1. It was a great read, wasn't it, Vicki. I always feel heartened when I see people naming things for what they are :)


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