Job-Stealing Robots Go Global
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  • Andrew Allison

    This Quick Take overlooks a question which will affect the US, namely what happens when those low-wage jobs, which are not low wage to the workers concerned, disappear?

    As an aside, Prof. Mead is surely aware that South Americans and Canadians have as much right to consider themselves “Americans” as citizens of the USA.

    • Thirdsyphon

      The answer to that one is obvious: massive social unrest is what will happen, in spades, and these states will be forced to address it.
      Some will do better than others.

      • Andrew Allison

        It was a rhetorical question ;>)} Here’s another: could it be that the escalating tensions in the South China Sea, which certainly impact the USA, have anything to do with the need to deflect attention from problems at home in Indonesia and China?

    • BigNatey

      The use of the word “American” has been well established by general usage to mean USAians. The only reason Canadians and South Americans would want to claim the word is merely to share in reflected glory, anyway. USA puts the word on the map and makes it mean something. You sound bitter and goofy.

  • ljgude

    My inner Tom Friedman is all aglow at this cheery post. These days when that part of me gets all excited I begin to expect that unjustified optimism is running amok again. And indeed the other commenters on this post have spied the worm of social discontent in the apple of technological progress.

  • brianmacker

    Luddite bullshit.

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