Job dissatisfaction: Is your work completely pointless?
- May 31, 2019, 05:40
The anthropologist David Graeber caused a storm when his essay On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs went viral in 2013. Graeber’s provocative theory pai(...)
Chris Johns: Robots could liberate us to be more creative at work
- January 6, 2019, 12:51
Warnings about the threat posed by robots and artificial intelligence (AI) to all of our jobs are everywhere. Even Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has recently(...)
Idlers of the world unite: Why the work ethic needs to be resisted
- April 16, 2017, 08:00
The myth of the modern workplace is that new technology and an increasingly educated workforce is redefining labour for the better. Monotonous, manual(...)
Paul Murray: ‘The banks were full of basket cases'
- July 18, 2015, 01:00
Most people loved Paul Murray’s novel Skippy Dies. The energy of its cast of impulsive adolescents, the exuberant detail of its school setting, the fi(...)