No sane person proposes or has ever proposed an entirely utilitarian, production-oriented view of human purpose. We cannot merely produce goods and services as efficiently as we can, sell them to each other as cheaply as possible, and die. Some idea of symbolic purpose, of pleasure-seeking rather than rent seeking, of Doing Something Else, is essential to human existence.
"...American Nomads is a 90 minute documentary written & hosted by Richard Grant, & inspired by his book American Nomads. The film takes the form of a 6,000 mile journey around the American SW in search of modern-day American nomads. Why have they chosen to live a wandering life, & what do they gain & sacrafic? Characters include rodeo cowboys, a traveling preacher, punk kids riding freight trains, a Wall Street drop-out, a wild man of the mountain backcountry, & retirees in motorhomes."