Read — 2018-06-29

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Bullshit jobs and the yoke of managerial feudalism“, by N.B. (The Economist, 2018-06-29). Anthropologist David Graeber discusses the psychological burden of “purposeless” jobs, and the connection between these jobs and the current political and educational landscape.
  2. When scholarship and politics collided at Yale“, by Karen W. Arenson (NY Times, 2005-12-28). A peek back at Graeber’s termination of teaching at Yale. Ironically, it seems that Yale decided it did not want this active participant in communities to remain part of their community. And Graeber took it personally.
  3. Trump’s trade threats hit China’s stock market and currency“, by Keith Bradsher (NY Times, 2018-06-28). Good job, world leaders!