The present social problem has many faces, but one of them is the "middle-less society" which is the ultimate vision of the top in a top down society – they push a button and people on the bottom do it, without the unreliable and tectonic middle that filters or implements. Cass was one of the prophets of how to make a society without a middle work, and it has failed dramatically because there always has to be an enforcer or interpreter class. We are far from the first society that has tried to remove the middle.
Sadly, I'm likely to hear more from him now, which is truly a pity. (HT to the commenter who caught the typo.)