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What Are You Going To Be When You Grow Up?

Back when we were in school we heard the question a million times: “What are you going to be when you grow up?” Some of us had an answer, others were undecided, some had no idea. But we all assumed that the question could be answered. That whatever career we chose already existed. But in a world where technological and societal change means our children’s future jobs likely don’t exist yet, what does that say about the ability to “manage” or “direct” the “economy”? What if I told you that no one could direct the economy, and that that was a good thing? What if I told you that the greatest trick the ruling class ever pulled was getting us to believe we need them in the first place?