It was a difficult conversation, because I think many of us view this conversation through an idealistic ("work hard!") or political ("say no to communism!") lense. This conversation, I feel, is important, because it asks you to imagine the world in a completely different way than it currently is. It's not just about electing a new president or changing the oil on the car, it would require a drastic reshaping of the infrastructure...and perhaps of human nature in general. After all, isn't just "automatic" to us by now that all humans (unless you're physically unable) should have a job? Imagine if you didn't need to work to live...but just had time to pursue hobbies all day. Would life still be worth living?
I don't claim to agree with the article...or disagree with it...but I do think it's very interesting to think about. Perhaps one of the students in my class will take it to heart and start working on the new paradigm soon