If you are a corporate lawyer, you may have a bullshit job. Well, that’s according to an anthropology professor. Others might say this is an affront to bulls. Lawyers might say that ivory tower professors are full of bullshit, too.
“A professor at the London School of Economics has argued that corporate law is a bullshit job. “Huge swathes of people”, including lawyers, “spend their days performing jobs they secretly believe do not really need to be performed”, argues David Graeber, a professor of anthropology at LSE. His new book, Bullshit Jobs: A Theory…cites economist John Maynard Keynes’ famous prediction that we would all be working a 15-hour week, and notes that, clearly, this has not come to pass. The reason for this, the LSE professor argues, is not rampant consumerism (we choose to work to buy all those lovely things out there) but the creation of meaningless “administrative” jobs.”
Read: Being a corporate lawyer is a ‘bulls**t job’, argues LSE professor at Legal Cheek