It was discovered that the way to control any organisation of humans is to use a military system of hierarchy based on seniority reinforced by discipline and reward. It quickly becomes self-perpetuating because of the possibility of promotion. We are constantly told we live in a free society, exercising free will but if you try stepping even just outside the system you find it's impossible to thrive. We live in a military system where suits are the uniforms
I predict this will not force people into work but force them to behave as unruly prisoners. This race to the bottom will bring out the worst in people. It comes from a very dark view of humanity and is self fulfilling. It will lower the numbers which is all they want.