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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Slavoj Zizek on Bureaucracy and Technocracy

Zizek claims that we need to repeat Hegel (not return) and reinterpret Hegel as a dialectical materialist and not an idealist of absolute knowing. How can we use ...
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Slavoj Zizek on Bureaucracy and Technocracy

Interesting critique of "expert rule", as well as a few trademark comments on Stalin. Made this because I keep referring to his comments on said topic. Full lecture ...
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David Graeber's 'Utopia of Rules' and Drone Warfare

David Graeber's 'Utopia of Rules' and Drone Warfare | real utopias | Scoop.it
In a new book, Graeber argues that America is guided by a form of bureaucracy that serves the powerful and harms the weak.
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Random notes on David Graeber's latest book

Random notes on David Graeber's latest book | real utopias | Scoop.it
David Graeber, The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy : Engaging read from the author of Debt , with lots of interesting observations but no one theme other than the anxieties of late capitalism.
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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 | real utopias | 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 U.S. Mysteries

The Social Security Maze and Other U.S. Mysteries | real utopias | 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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Anthropologist David Graeber Explains Why Dead-End Jobs Exist | VICE | Canada

Anthropologist David Graeber Explains Why Dead-End Jobs Exist | VICE | Canada | real utopias | Scoop.it
His latest book, "The Utopia of Rules," is an attack on capitalism's love affair with bureaucracy
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David Graeber's The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy

David Graeber's The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy | real utopias | Scoop.it
Anarchist anthropologist David Graeber follows up his magesterial Debt: The First 5000 Years with a slim, sprightly, acerbic attack on capitalism's love affair with bureaucracy, asking why the post-Soviet world has more paperwork, phone-trees and...
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The Utopia of Rules by David Graeber

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From the author of the blockbuster international bestseller Debt: The First 5,000 Years comes a revelatory account of the way bureaucracy rules our lives Where does the desire for endless rules, regulations, and bureaucracy come from?
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David Graeber on death by bureaucracy: “If we had a basic income, we wouldn’t need to decide who needs food and who doesn’t.” at Everything In Between

David Graeber on death by bureaucracy: “If we had a basic income, we wouldn’t need to decide who needs food and who doesn’t.” at Everything In Between | real utopias | Scoop.it

Who are all these people — and this goes for private bureaucracies as well as public ones — sitting around watching you, telling you what your work is worth, what you’re worth, basically employing thousands of people to make us feel bad about ourselves. Just get rid of those people; just give everybody some money, and I think everyone will be much better off.

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation