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We must break free from the iron cage of this growing, dehumanising bureaucracy - The Guardian

We must break free from the iron cage of this growing, dehumanising bureaucracy - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Giles Fraser: Loose canon: Because bureaucracy is ubiquitous these days, we mostly don’t even notice it. The rich can buy their way out of it, so the left must lead the fightback
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The age of total bureaucratisation: David Graeber's 'The Utopia of Rules'

The age of total bureaucratisation: David Graeber's 'The Utopia of Rules' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bureaucracy has become the water in which we swim: its practices, habits and sensibilities engulf us.
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Utopia of Rules | Guardian Bookshop

Utopia of Rules | Guardian Bookshop | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Where does the desire for endless rules, regulations, and bureaucracy come from? How did we come to spend so much of our time filling out forms? And just how much are our lives being ruined by all this nonstop documentation?
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David Graeber on Why Deregulation Is a Bureaucratic Nightmare

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'The current economic system advances through free trade and deregulation; the American Dream has been outsourced globally.' Steve Rushton, Occupy.com
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Capitalism and bureaucracy: not sworn enemies after all?

Capitalism and bureaucracy: not sworn enemies after all? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
David Graeber's dense book on capitalism and bureaucracy is full of surprising facts
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David Graeber: resistance in a time of total bureaucratization | Occupy Wall Street by Platlee

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Lecture by David Graeber: Resistance In A Time Of Total Bureaucratization / Maagdenhuis Amsterdam - YouTube

Editing: - Stanisław Liguziński (stanislaw.liguzinski@gmail.com) Camerawork: - Stanisław Liguziński (stanislaw.liguzinski@gmail.com) - Wouter Hoek (wouterhoe...
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Capitalism’s secret love affair with bureaucracy - FT.com

Capitalism’s secret love affair with bureaucracy - FT.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Red tape: paintings by Carl Hammoud Nobody seems to like bureaucracy very much, and yet somehow we always seem to end up with more of it. One can see its effects in every aspect of our lives. Indeed, bureaucracy has become the water in which we swim.
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“I found myself turning into an idiot!”: David Graeber explains the life-sapping reality of bureaucratic life

“I found myself turning into an idiot!”: David Graeber explains the life-sapping reality of bureaucratic life | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The activist-academic and Occupy Wall Street champion tells Salon about his new book on the bureaucratic state
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Bureaucracy and Deregulation, by David Graeber - OpEdNews

The language with which we talk about regulation has been handed to us by the Right Wing. "Deregulation" means less bureaucratic meddling, and it must be good. But the debate is based on false premises.
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The Utopia of Rules » Melville House Books

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Bureaucracy Must Die - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

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Almost 25 years ago in the pages of HBR, C.K. Prahalad and I urged managers to think in a different way about the building blocks of competitive success.  We argued that a business should be seen as a portfolio of “core competencies” as well as a portfolio of products.  By building and nurturing deep, hard-to-replicate skills, an organization could fatten margins and fuel growth.  While I still believe that distinctive capabilities are essential to distinctive performance, I have increasingly come to believe (as I argued in an earlier post) that even the most competent organizations also suffer from a clutch of core incompetencies. Businesses are, on average, far less adaptable, innovative, and inspiring than they could be and, increasingly, must be.

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This is how bureaucracy dies - Fortune

This is how bureaucracy dies - Fortune | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

(TheMIX) -- If you've spent a lifetime accumulating and wielding bureaucratic power, and if you've calibrated your career progress by the steps you've taken up the corporate ladder, or by the number of people who work for you, or the perks you've been awarded, or the scope of your authority, then envisioning a world in which leaders report to the led may be a bit daunting.

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The age of total bureaucratisation: David Graeber's 'The Utopia of Rules' - The Age

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Bureaucracy has become the water in which we swim: its practices, habits and sensibilities engulf us.
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Decentralization as a mean of empowerment

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“To transform bureaucratic hierarchies into technology driven networks” (Fred Wilson). That is what the actors from the GETDecentralized community want to achieve. Their next meetings are in San Francisco and Paris.
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David Graeber on Why Deregulation Is a Bureaucratic Nightmare

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'The current economic system advances through free trade and deregulation; the American Dream has been outsourced globally.' Steve Rushton, Occupy.com
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David Graeber's Utopia of Rules: Why Deregulation Is Actually Expanding Bureaucracy

David Graeber's Utopia of Rules: Why Deregulation Is Actually Expanding Bureaucracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
His new book asserts that the 1% pushes a message of deregulation even as it feeds off an ever-growing global regulatory system of its own making.
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The Social Security Maze and Other US Mysteries - New York Times

The Social Security Maze and Other US Mysteries - New York Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Many government programs are needlessly complicated, and the Social Security system is one of the worst. A new book tries to guide the unwary.
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Capitalism was supposed to reduce red tape. Why is bureaucracy worse than ... - The Guardian

Capitalism was supposed to reduce red tape. Why is bureaucracy worse than ... - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Rules, queues and paperwork help make daily interactions predictable, anonymous and superficially egalitarian in ways from which most of us benefit
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Dead Zones and Flying Cars: On 'The Utopia of Rules' with David Graeber

Dead Zones and Flying Cars: On 'The Utopia of Rules' with David Graeber | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"I am fascinated by the figure of the anthropologist," author Tom McCarthy wrote this weekend at the Guardian. "What he or she embodies for me is a version of the writer minus all the bullshit, all...
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Bureaucracy as a Force for Good - Slate Magazine

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You can read David Graeber’s new collection of essays, The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy, as a critique of our age of “total bureaucratization,” which he defines as a process of “fusion of public and...
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Keiser Report: David Graeber on the Effects of Bureaucracy • /r/Anarchism

Keiser Report: David Graeber on the Effects of Bureaucracy • /r/Anarchism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy | McNally Jackson Books

The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy | McNally Jackson Books | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Where does the desire for endless rules, regulations, and bureaucracy come from? How did we come to spend so much of our time filling out forms? And just how much are our lives being ruined by all this nonstop documentation?

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Why Bureaucracy Must Die - Forbes

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A terrible epidemic, writes Gary Hamel, is afflicting the human race. Its name isn’t Ebola. It’s called bureaucracy.
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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Essay of the Day: Why the Soviet Internet Failed

P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Essay of the Day: Why the Soviet Internet Failed | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Ben Peters, Assistant Orofessor of Communication at the University of Tulsa, presents preliminary findings of a dissertation chapter examining why the Soviets did not succeed in building an ARPANET equivalent. In particular, he examines Soviet bureaucratic and social structures as decentralized networks, compares them to conventional critiques of centralized power, and speculates on the chapter’s relevance for modern-day practices of power distribution.

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