I've been saying for a while that the whole labor theory "every time someone gets a dollar they didn't work for, someone else works for a dollar they didn't get" narrative is outdated in the western neoliberal post-fordist world, and it's high time we switched our messaging over to Graeber's "Bullshit Jobs" narrative for our outreach

With the notable exception of foodservice, virtually *nobody* in so-called America is using their labor to turn raw materials into something more valuable. How much is my labor "worth" running a cash register? Doing inventory? Working in security? It's impossible to quantify, and "nothing at all" is a very valid answer

Most people have the exact opposite problem of thinking their work is worth more than they're paid. They think their work is worthless. We in the western world should speak to them, explain why that is, and tell them that a world without such meaningless work is possible

Here's a quick mock-up of a "Bullshit Jobs" flyer (black and white to save on ink). The QR codes link to the full book on The Anarchist Library, and the Audible Anarchist recording of the paper through Invidious

Let me know your thoughts. I'm still tweaking it

Moved things around a tiny bit to make the Bullshit Jobs flyer prettier, I think this is the final version. This is free to print, hang, hand out, alter, share, anything you want! Please do - I want to get more people talking about this!


@socalledunitedstates I'd add an URL, if you've got an easily remembered domain handy - I can remember that if I were to see that in passing, whereas it might not be so easy to stop and scan the QR code without getting in the way.

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@porsupah Nothing easy to remember, unfortunately. But "Bullshit Jobs" is an easily-searchable keyword

@socalledunitedstates @porsupah happy to put a 403 on like morphe.me/bullshit or tenuo.us/bullshit if you like

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