To Succeed, Obey the Robots
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  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    I see the Luddites are alive and well.

  • Corlyss

    “to “club” the money out of the one percent”
    I’m betting that will be the Hobbesian preference because it’s a lot easier, as we have seen for the last 113 years, to do that, than it is to be innovated or charming. It’s human nature, don’t ya know, to take the path of least resistance.

  • Jim__L

    Would we actually have this problem with jobs becoming scarce, if America were still the land of the one-breadwinner, one-housewife household?

    For that matter, would places like Italy see their unemployment as a problem if those unemployed were monks and nuns, as they were in previous centuries?

    It seems like our perspective on labor force participation rates are a function of our societal expectations more than anything.

    That said, someone busy making houses into homes, or maintaining the traditions of Gregorian music (to say nothing of devoting their lives to serving God), is a lot more use to society than a slacker spending all day watching 1,000 channels of TV or playing Facebook games.

  • Jim__L

    Cesar Ritz vs. Robin Hood…

    Which one was a more productive approach?

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