I don't have time to write as much as I wrote about the previous post, although I think I actually have more thoughts about this one... (I'm also aware there's another thread about this article, which perhaps I'll comment in later -- but I'd also like to use my feed as a personal archive for things I've read, so I don't mind "losing" comments to the first thread. They're not lost...)
It's interesting to watch the author's stance shift over the course of the article. Maybe I'm projecting, because I really disagreed with the beginning, but as more detail was presented I started to think "yes, good, come to the dark side." (It starts out really anti-labor decline and then examines what people are doing in response to it.)
I like the idea of the 21st century's obsession with work being seen as completely anomalous by historians. I also like the ideas of diversifying your work so if one thing falls through you still have activity and income, the "grey" or "sharing" economy (not terms used in this article, I think, but they refer to crowdsourcing short term labor and cutting out the corporate middleman)...
It mentions a book called The Second Machine Age, which I actually own and have read and is excellent.
I don't know. I expect I'll try to collect my thoughts on this more thoroughly later. We'll see. Thoughts?