Jobs are obsolete!
Recently I noticed that many employers are hiring in Singapore.
Just a few examples:
I read in the news that Twitter wants to double the size of its engineering team, at its regional office in Singapore.
And a popular bakery is hiring a baker.
And a photography-focused organisation is hiring a Trainee in Arts Management, through a four-month contract.
But I read in Charles Eisenstein's (2021) book – titled “Sacred economics, revised: money, gift & society in the age of transition” – that jobs are obsolete. A person's needs are clearly finite: something to fill his stomach with, and somewhere for shelter from harsh weather. (Of course, it is important to distinguish a need from a want/desire).
Eisenstein argues that once a person's needs are met, there is no longer a need for any more money. And therefore there is no longer a need for a job.
Eisenstein suggests that such a person spends his time on caring for the sick, or other meaningful pursuits that come with no pay-check.
Something for me to ponder.