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  1. The article is unthinking. That some jobs are pointless seems fair enough, but that’s the easy bit, the why is much harder and he gets nowhere.

    Example: “telemarketing” is on his list, and he explains “In capitalism, this is exactly what is not supposed to happen… this is the very sort of problem market competition is supposed to fix”. And how exactly does competition get rid of telemarketing? It doesn’t. It makes different TM firms fight each other to be efficient. And so on, for the rest of the article.

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