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David Graeber follows the rules, to the boring / fascinating heart of bureaucracy itself.

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We have these incredible, pervasive mechanisms that insert bureaucracy into every aspect of our lives, and those bureaucracies themselves become the primary way that money is extracted and profits are made.

Anthropologist David Graeber explores the bureaucratic dimension that rules our lives, takes our money, and stretches between the public and private, the right and the left, between capitalism and whatever comes next.

David’s new book is The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy.

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David Graeber

David Graeber is an anthropologist, writer and activist.

 

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