The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy is a book by anthropologist David Graeber about how people "relate to" and are influenced by bureaucracies. David from rules was published by Melville House and released on February 24, On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy is a book by London School of David from rules anthropology professor David Graeber about how people "relate to" and are influenced by bureaucracies.
He previously wrote Debt: The book centers on the "political implications" of bureaucracies and Graeber's solutions. The book was released on February 24, Graeber notes that Americans largely dislike bureaucracies, but while they are not motivated to change bureaucracies, he thinks they should be.
He makes an urgent call to remove the bureaucratic David from rules that hamper creativity. He argues that the "order and regularity" of bureaucracy is more harmful than valuable, and elaborates that rules do not apply equally in practice and are more "instruments through which the human imagination is smashed and shattered".
Tomas Hachard wrote for NPR that the book is part academic and part radical politics. He noted the appearance of " Baudrillard and bell hooks " and other academic language.
Hachard wrote that Graeber's non-bureaucratic Occupy politics also undergirds the book's arguments. Hachard wrote that Graeber's points are "almost always insightful, thought-provoking", and worthy of their "serpentine" reasoning around topics including the history of philosophy, linguistics, and science-fiction films.
The book's questions prompted the theme of the Taipei Biennialin which artists produced work on how institutional bureaucracies structure human imagination. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Utopia of Rules Original cover.