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Posted on Automation. Taking jobs aways from the skilled

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#1 posted 02-18-2017 05:01 PM

Where did I ever say I was against automation? I m simply pointing out what is happening and how it is getting worse. I never said anyone or any business was doing something enherantly wrong. In fact my whole point is they are doing what is right for them, even though collectively it is driving us all over a cliff.

But it s the nature of business to work this way. I m not suggesting any business should intentional operate less efficiently. There would be no point in individual businesses operating that way, as they will not be competitive.

As far as using spoons, that may make sense, IF there is nothing else the labor force could be doing. Historically, productivity improvements free up labor for other things. Though this can be disruptive for individuals, it s proven better for society as a whole.

The problem that is developing is there won t be anything for this surplus labor to do. That s an unsustainably situation. There s going to have to be a major paradigm shift in markets, labor, and the economy in general.

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So you’re not against automation, you’re just pointing out what a monster I am for putting a guy at someone else’s business out of a job. You’re right that’s way different.

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