People, not so much. Research, very much. I’m not the type of blurts out stupid things that I haven’t thought about. So, rest assured that if I sound stupid, it’s either I’m mislabeled and mischaracterised, or I’ve missed out a particular context. Plus, the type of people I hang out with is vastly different from yours.
If you actually read it till the end, this article is my reading of Graeber’s book Bullshit Jobs (a particular chapter).
The article is centered around a sociological and historical observation of our economy. It’s never meant as a universalist claim about human behavior. Nor is it saying anything normative.
I don’t deny your points. But they’re irrelevant to the scope of discussion. I appreciate feedback, but please give authors more due before critiquing them. Even if they do sound stupid. Thanks.