Reply to post: Re: McDonalds touch screens

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

GruntyMcPugh Silver badge

Re: McDonalds touch screens

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

Indeed, I once heard a missive from one of our CEOs, and he said 'We're not in the business of employing people'. And it struck me what a tiny mind he must have. Who does he think his customers are, if not employed people, and if everybody took his attitude and offshored jobs, there would be no customers for any service.

Of course some people think UBI will save us. I think not, I think we already have UBI, and it's called the dole, and it's not much fun.

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