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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 04:21 AM

6. Yes, yes, and hell, yes!

In Rutger Bregman's brilliant book, Utopia for Realists, he talks about "bullshit jobs", which are jobs held by well-educated people in comfortable environments that pay well and are totally unnecessary to the functioning of society, while the essential work is performed by under-educated, or less-strategically educated people who work in difficult and often hazardous conditions for little pay. I read the book last year and was amazed how quickly his thesis was illuminated by the pandemic.

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