Reply to post: Re: McDonalds touch screens

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

Chris G Silver badge

Re: McDonalds touch screens

"So I prefer to give my order to an employee, who also has a much better chance of spending some money at my business,"

Here is a point I don't understand, if all of the semi-skilled and unskilled workers are pushed out of work by robots/automation, shirley that is a significant proportion of the consumer base that manufacturers depend on.

How does a consumer economy work well with a diminished number of consumers?

I suppose the alternative is to redirect the redundant to the Soylent Corporation to make fertiliser, food and with the fat left over, some grease for the robots out of them.

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