Whenever someone brags about how good they are at delegating, they probably have a bullsh*t job.
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There are those who'll always say, no matter how efficient the financial markets are, no matter how much automation there is, the outcome will always be the same: more jobs and more human prosperity for all. But if more jobs are created by greater efficiency, then what's the difference between efficient and inefficient? Because efficiency is supposed to mean fewer people for more work.
For example, a computer that replaces everyone's job would mean greater efficiency. So we've all been sold a bill of goods, there's less real work out there but we're constantly being told "no, you're wrong, greater efficiency is creating more jobs. Don't trust your eyes!"
And though over the past century there has been a dramatic decrease in productive jobs, there has also been a proliferation of bullshit jobs. Jobs that basically do nothing of actual use. The answer to greater efficiency replacing real jobs was to create more fake jobs. Then capitalism sounds a lot like communism doesn't it?
Gospel of wealth & Andrew Carnegie
Automation & Terminator
Star Trek & Mad Max
John Maynard Keynes
TED Talks culture
Motivational speakers & life coaches
Arbitrary bullshit income
New thought, self-help, and prosperity gospel
MMA & free market of sports
Books I Recommend:
Bullshit Jobs: A Theory by David Graeber
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics by Richard H. Thaler
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber
The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money by John Maynard Keynes
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann
The Gospel of Wealth Essays and Other Writings by Andrew Carnegie
The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen
The New Prophets of Capital by Nicole Aschoff
Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel by Kate Bowler
The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class by Elizabeth Currid-Halkett
Theme – Chosen by Ross Bugden
Gillicuddy – Springish
Dub Terminator – Dub Steps
J1 – Crispy_Roses
BLEO – Sultry Space Showers
Foniqz – Subdiffusion Mix
Blue Dot Session – Thread_of_Clouds
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