The focus of our economy is employment. Everytime the unemployment rate rises higher, politicians always become anxious and distressed, and cry to implement some measures to stimulate the economy.
This is wrong. Because the time has changed, technology will replace more ande more jobs, the size of company will become smaller, and more and more people will work for themselves.
Employment should no longer be the focus of the economy.
“The question we have to begin to ask ourselves is not how do we employ all the people who are rendered obsolete by technology, but how can we organize a society around something other than employment? “
“What we lack is not employment, but a way of fairly distributing the bounty we have generated through our technologies, and a way of creating meaning in a world that has already produced far too much stuff.”
And job is not like before.
“we no longer need to make stuff in order to make money. We can instead exchange information-based products.”
“We start by accepting that food and shelter are basic human rights. The work we do — the value we create — is for the rest of what we want: the stuff that makes life fun, meaningful, and purposeful.”
(via Are jobs obsolete?)