Do you agree with this, economically?
The economy, as a phenomenon doesn't exist to make out lives better. It's just a set of tendencies of interactions between the goods/services we trade and their values. It isn't concerned for our well being. In fact, as technology improves the need for human labor to produce the same amount of goods/services decreases more and more. If it isn't needed, it won't be paid for, which means people will lose jobs as time goes on, simply "unneeded". One day, all that will be needed are robots and people to build and fix robots, until the robots start building and fixing themselves too. Then, unless were all entertainers of some kind, we're out of jobs. I think we need to start viewing human wellbeing as capital worth investing in, in itself.