Austerity discourse is a black-and-white disguise for our hugely complex society and economy--an economy in which bullshit jobs can exist.
This emphasis on work, and the pretence that jobs are not bullshit, can also be used as a tool to suppress challenges to rising inequality and the iniquities resulting from the financial crash.
Presenting the economy as a handbag, or as the subject of a quasi war effort, distracts attention from these macroeconomic mysteries, of which bullshit jobs are both symptom and fake remedy
Unproductive jobs may be regarded as bullshit, but--like art--their very non-instrumentality may sometimes be the key to their value.
Despite Frankfurt's claim that people are more tolerant of bullshit than lies, I perceive both as affronts.
On student nodded and said, "Sooner or later the bullshit runs out.
Find one station that broadcast Bush's "shit" file a complaint, dare the FCC to levy its fine--and then dare broadcasters, journalists, artists, and anyone who believes in free speech to stand up and fight for bullshit
To these glorious eras of history let us add the name of our own: The Age of Bullshit.
Frankfurt's On Bullshit is a repurposed essay from almost 20 years ago, but its newfound relevance has earned its author invitations to appear on NPR and The Daily Show.
Frankfurt makes an important distinction between bullshit and lies, which is that while bullshit does not have to be untrue, it is always phony.
delightful title was chosen from the "deep reservoir of bullshit phrases" because "it best exemplifies the properties native to bullshit.
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