The author makes a case that has been increasingly obvious to me for quite a while now. There’s no point in everyone having a job. Productivity, which drives standard of living, is no longer based on everyone working hard. It’s more and more based on automation and artificial intelligence, and this trend will only continue to accelerate. He makes a good point that this is very hard for people to understand, especially in a culture rooted in the idea that your work defines your character.
It seems the irony is that we’re on the brink of utopia and everyone is horrified by the prospect.