Reply to post: Re: Not all jobs are good jobs

Raising minimum wage will raise something else: An army of robots taking away folks' jobs

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Re: Not all jobs are good jobs

That was the old theory about what would happen. But we've never found a good way to retrain people for higher-skilled jobs, nor have we figured out how to deal with the inevitable eventual result of not having enough economically-positive work to go around. We decided long ago that someone's worth was measured by their contribution to GDP, and we have a whole moral/religious structure that enforces this. ("He who does not work, neither shall he eat," to paraphrase the Bible.)

We're in for some really rough times ahead. I fear a lot of us lower on the economic ladder may starve.

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