Office Workers Don’t Hate the Office—They Hate the Commute

From a New York Times column by Farhad Manjoo headlined “Office Workers Don’t Hate the Office. They Hate the Commute.”:

Elon Musk says we should all get off our duffs and go back to the office. People who want to work from home aren’t just “phoning it in” from “some remote pseudo-office” as he’s put it. Now he says we’re immoral, too.

“The whole notion of work from home is a bit like the fake Marie Antoinette quote ‘Let them eat cake,’” Musk told CNBC this week. Factory workers, service workers and construction workers can’t work from home, so why do people in the “laptop classes” think they should be able to do so? “It’s not just a productivity thing,” he said. “I think it’s morally wrong.”