[ExI] GOV _ TRUMP
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 5 18:08:52 UTC 2017
That seems 'make-work' bias in action. We don't need jobs, just a means of
support. If the amount of wealth increases so that no one practically had
to work (in any traditional sense*), then it's a matter of making sure
everyone has support rather than everyone spends time everyday producing
stuff or services much better provided by tech.
Makework is better than nothing. Even cleaning up the streets and highways
provides some degree of accomplishment, the latter totally lacking when one
sits around and waits for a welfare check. That leads to trouble, as
unemployed teens tend to form gangs and get into drugs and drug selling and
vandalism and so on. Maybe tech will be better, but I'd take jobs away
from tech and give them to people if it were no threat to the companies and
A lot of jobs require perks like health care that you don't have to give to
robots. Pensions, too. If health care and pensions were taken out of the
equation (like colleges are now doing, and have been for some time, by
giving jobs to temps at low pay and no extras) by government programs,
there'd be a lot more jobs available. Pensions and health care are
extremely expensive, so don't weight companies down with them. This, of
course, is already being done to some degree, but many companies are near
bankruptcy because of pension plans. Look at Greece.
On Sun, Mar 5, 2017 at 11:04 AM, Dan TheBookMan <danust2012 at gmail.com>
> On Mar 5, 2017, at 8:35 AM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>
> On Sun, Mar 5, 2017 at 4:53 AM, Tomaz Kristan <protokol2020 at gmail.com>
>> We are witnessing a John's slow drift toward the left for several years
> Left or right, we all have to think of something that will provide jobs
> for the lower classes that are now being lost to robots and AIs. AIs are
> getting smarter and smarter, driving more and more people out of work. We
> don't have to wait for the singularity to recognize the problems or do
> something about them.
> That seems 'make-work' bias in action. We don't need jobs, just a means of
> support. If the amount of wealth increases so that no one practically had
> to work (in any traditional sense*), then it's a matter of making sure
> everyone has support rather than everyone spends time everyday producing
> stuff or services much better provided by tech.
> Sample my Kindle books via:
> * Of course, one can argue, it'll be hard work figuring out what to do
> with leisure.
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