Bullshit Jobs and the Rules of the Game

In an interview on The Guardian, the anarchist author, coiner of the phrase 'We are the 99%', talks to Stuart Jeffries about 'bullshit jobs', our rule-bound lives and the importance of play.

"At the end of The Utopia of Rules, Graeber distinguishes between play and games - the former involving free-form creativity, the latter requiring participants to abide by rules. While there is pleasure in the latter (it is, to quote from the subtitle of the book, one of the secret joys of bureaucracy), it is the former that excites him as an antidote to our form-filling red-taped society."