Are more and more people working meaningless jobs?


BULL__ JOBS  David Graeber   Simon & Schuster 333 pages; $27   What do all those people crowding into subway cars, sitting in rush-hour traffic and walking down city streets in business attire actually do all day? They are seemingly working somewhere — the national unemployment rate is the lowestit’s been since 2000 — and data would suggest that many of them are working in offices.

Blue-collar jobs now make up less than 14 per cent of total employment, down from 31 per cent in 1970. But understanding.....

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