[ExI] socialism

Dylan Distasio interzone at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 18:27:26 UTC 2019

That argument STILL has a lot of power.  Denmark which you mentioned is one
of the countries now dealing with the effects of it (along with any other
small European nation that has ingested very large amounts of immigrants
from trouble spots in a very short amount of time):


This is already having a very large impact on what were functioning welfare
states in the Scandinavian countries.

On Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 1:23 PM John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 12:33 PM <spike at rainier66.com> wrote:
> *> If any society anywhere creates an adequate safety net such that
>> falling into it is not terrifying, the masses will come running from all
>> corners of the globe to leap into it. *
> That argument had a lot more power a few decades ago than it does now. I
> always knew someday radical libertarianism would have to be modified when
> it comes to economic issues but figured it was too far in the future to be
> relevant in a discussion of current events, but AI is advancing faster than
> I thought it would and the day has come. In the next 5 years millions of
> jobs will permanently go extinct and it's not realistic to retrain all
> truck drivers to become computer programmers, and even if you could it's
> only a matter of time before that job goes extinct too. And it's not just
> truck drivers, one day you and I and everyone else is going to need that
> safety net. The times are changing and we need to change with the times.
>  John K Clark
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