The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy (Rating: 3.29 - 5844 votes)The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy - Read Online or Download The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy by Celia Colon Book For Free. Available forma: PDF, TXT , ePub , PDB , RTF, Audio Books David Graeber full text books
|Title||:||The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy|
|Number of Pages||:||261|
|Category||:||Non fiction, Politics, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, History|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy 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 .
To answer these questions anthropologist David Graeber one of the most prominent and provocative thinkers working today takes a journey through ancient and modern history to trace the peculiar and fascinating evolution of bureaucracy over the ages .
He starts in the ancient world looking at how early civilizations were organized and what traces early bureaucratic systems have left in the ethnographic literature He then jets forward to the nineteenth century where systems we can easily recognize as modern bureaucracies come into being In some areas of life like with the modern postal systems of Germany and France these bureaucracies have brought tremendous efficiencies to modern life But Graeber argues that there is a much darker side to modern bureaucracy that is rarely ever discussed Indeed in our own utopia of rules freedom and technological innovation are often the casualties of systems that we only faintly understand .
Provocative and timely the book is a powerful look and history of bureaucracy over the ages and its power in shaping the world of ideas