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Contents

Chapter 1
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Why a Mafia Hit Man Is Not a Good Example of a Bullshit Job On
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the Common Misconception That Bullshit Jobs Are Confined Largely to
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Public Sector Why Hairdressers Are a Poor Example of a Bullshit Job
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The Five Major Varieties of Bullshit Jobs 1 What Flunkies Do 2 What
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Found Himself Unable to Handle the Situation Concerning the Experience
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Youth Why Many of Our Fundamental Assumptions on Human Motivation
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Chapter 4
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Not How Managerial Feudalism Manifests Itself in the Creative Industries
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On the Impossibility of Developing an Absolute Measure of Value
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to Pin Down What It Is Concerning the Inverse Relationship Between
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It On the Theological Roots of Our Attitudes Toward Labor On the Origins
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by Embracing the Labor Theory of Value Concerning the Key Flaw in
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How the Owners of Capital Exploited That Flaw How over the Course of
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Chapter 7
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Maintained by a Balance of Resentments How the Current Crisis over
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Why Having a Bullshit Job Is Not Always Necessarily That Bad On the Misery
133
A Brief Excursus on Causality and the Nature of Sociological Explanation
151
Why the Financial Industry Might Be Considered a Paradigm for Bullshit
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Acknowledgments
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Bibliography
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