I am not Spock wrote:
Exactly. In a future where crime, poverty, hunger, etc is apparently eliminated, and people can basically pursue whatever career they want to, without financial reward, you'd expect there to be some people who want to do...nothing much at all. Just sit around and enjoy life. I'm sure Joe Blow who works as a filing administration clerk on Starbase 49 doesn't love his job. The no money thing is a pretty stupid idea.
It's not at all implausible, sure. But why would you expect to see those people on the show?
It wouldn't exactly make for compelling drama, would it?
Although now that I think about it, I don't think Trek's ever tackled the stoner comedy subgenre...