When I was much younger, I read a book about a future where the ratio of workers to available positions was so upside down, workers committed an hour per week, not the 40 hours that’s the standard now.
It was also a time when that $600 weekly paycheck took care of most of a person’s obligations.
The story line also included, shall we say, social identity that allows a person to enter a store or travel out of his or her community. It almost sounds familiar.
Prior to that there were the books “1984,” and “Brave New World.” Just to offer a fair discussion, let’s include parts of...