Reply to post: Re: Errrm - lack of upvotes for your comment really exemplifies the hypocrisy of us westerners

Basic income after automation? That’s not how capitalism works

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Re: Errrm - lack of upvotes for your comment really exemplifies the hypocrisy of us westerners

Very rarely do i ever read anything in any article about technology, globalisation, free markets/capitalism versus socialism etc etc about how really we are just moaning about how bad it's been for us westerners ... and even that's relative ... the poorest in most western societies are sooo much better off than most of the general poor in other parts of the world. No, we're all moaning 'cos someone in india can bash about a bit of bog standard coding cheaper or someone here. So more upvotes to the OP for pointing this out .. the last 30-40 years have seen the biggest, faster uplift of people out of poverty in history. So the system is working ... just not in a way that's that great for complacent westerners. But even we are still massively better off than we in say, the 70s. I earn about the same now as i did 20yrs ago but my quality of life in many ways is better with cheaper computational devices and the internet etc

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