Reply to post: We have to consider the human costs

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

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We have to consider the human costs

Being long-term unemployed or underemployed creates real societal problems. Marriages and romantic relationships are much more likely break up, children do worse physically and mentally, enthusiasm declines, suicide and mental illness increases, substance abuse increases, crime (especially domestic) increases and communities suffer.

I don't want to go Luddite, but we need to incorporate these costs into getting your shopping done more cheaply. We've already seen where this leads with trump and brexit, and that will be a picnic compared to where we could be in 10-15 years if the more dire job loss projections happen.

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