Personally, I am tired of columnists and pundits saying that we should all reinvent ourselves and become Internet entrepreneurs. People with the ability to do remarkable things will do remarkable things.
But I didn't grow up in Lake Woebegone, where all the kids are above average. Shockingly, in my high school FIFTY PERCENT of the kids were below average. In previous decades, most of them could get jobs as assembly line workers, clerks, etc.
But those jobs are gone. So what happens to people like that now? I suppose we could try Swift's "Modest Proposal" (i.e., kill and eat them). But I think I would prefer to have trucks driven by employed humans to robot drones dropping packages on my doorstep