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.