[ExI] Book: THE LIGHTS IN THE TUNNEL
pharos at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 18:32:35 UTC 2010
On 6/3/10, Adrian Tymes wrote:
> This is the central flaw in the argument. As people's
> current skill set becomes non-marketable, people eventually
> tend to acquire marketable skills to replace them. (Yes,
> there are some who never do. Those retire, while new
> workers who start off with marketable skills come in to the
> market. The advent of extreme longevity may skew this,
> because older workers will have less incentive to retire,
> and thus are more likely to eventually acquire marketable
> skills; indeed, this effect can already be observed, even
> with today's relatively modest lifespan increases.)
As the author says, you are not pointing to a flaw in the argument.
You are denying that massive unemployment will ever happen. The US
already has about 40 million living on food stamps (i in 8 of the
population) with many jobs disappearing, never to come back.
Don't you think it would be a good idea to start thinking about what
changes are needed to deal with massive unempoyment and poverty?
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