[ExI] dead weight
johnkclark at gmail.com
Wed May 15 13:34:44 UTC 2019
On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 12:26 PM William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>
> So should we keep immigrants out now because they are going to be dead
> weight later?
All of us, not just illegal immigrants and farm laborers, will become
"dead weight" because it is only a matter of time before a machine can do
your job, whatever it is, better than you can.
> > Another issue: 98 countries according to Google have birth rates below
> replacement. Result: fewer people working to support the retired and to
> pay off debts.
I submit that the insufficiency of wealth creation will not be a problem in
the future because people will not be the only thing that can create wealth
and pay off debts. Even today the world has never had more wealth, the
problem is thatnever in the history of the world has that wealth been more
unequally distributed. The richest 8 people in the world have more wealth
than the entire poorest half of the entire human race, that's 3.8 billion
people. Think of it, 8 people versus 3.8 *BILLION*. I just don't see how
anyone can look at that statistic and not see trouble coming unless
something radical changes mighty damn fast. And Trump's additional tax
breaks for the wealthy is not the sort of change I'm talking about.
John K Clark
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