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San Francisco: CIIS. The Case against BS Jobs

  • California Institute of Integral Studies 1453 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)

Does my job make a meaningful contribution to the world? Millions of people asked themselves this question after reading David Graeber's playful, provocative essay titled On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.

In this essay, David posed the idea that there are millions of people—HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers—whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs.

In his new book, Bullshit Jobs: A Theory, David expands upon this idea in a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs, and their consequences. Bullshit Jobs gives individuals, corporations, and societies permission to undergo a shift in values, placing creative and caring work at the center of our culture.

Join David Graeber for a conversation sure to inspire you to turn your vocation back into an avocation.