- Published on Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:24
David Graeber, who wrote Debt, the first 5000 years, refers to Bullsh*t Jobs, those jobs where no wealth is created nor is there any benefit to society or those undertaking bullsh*t jobs.
On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber
An unconditional citizens dividend or income would negate bullsh*t jobs and people would be free to pursue what interests them. No longer would single mothers be forced to abandon their children to childcare, in order to survive. Artists and writers could exploit their creativity. Carers wouldn't have to juggle survival with looking after those in need. People could engage politically and creatively to work for a better world. There are many benefits to a citizens income. We just need to come to terms with the fact that our existence on this earth is not conditional on working 40 to 50 hours a week at a bullsh*t job.
Citizens income is not sufficient, on its own, to extricate us from the current vortex of economic collapse. Control of land and money needs to be recovered for everyone's benefit rather than continuing to enrich the ruling elite. We need a new economic system.