This article is way too long for anyone with a job to read. So here are a few nuggets:
“Work is … how we give our lives meaning when religion, party politics and community fall away.”
Whether you look at a screen all day, or sell other underpaid people goods they can’t afford, more and more work feels pointless or even socially damaging – what the American anthropologist David Graeber called “bullshit jobs”
“I do think there is a fear of freedom – a fear among the powerful that people might find something better to do than create profits for capitalism.”
As all such articles do, this one mentioned UBI (Universal Basic Income). I don’t know if that’s a good idea or not. But I can almost imagine a world in which — for whatever reasons — there are just a whole bunch of people without jobs. And I can only see two options for dealing with them: Let them starve or provide them with food and shelter. Some way, somehow. I’m counting on smarter people to come up with more options.