Reply to post: Re: @Orv - 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: @Orv - Not all jobs are good jobs

Before starving people might grab some weapons like they did in Russia a century ago and start a revolution.

Yeah, but these days the robots have guns too. The wealthiest among us could be quite well defended if they wanted to be. Some of them are already thinking in that direction, constructing self-sufficient luxury bunkers.

We're also very divided as a populace, at least in the US; we've been encouraged to blame our problems on immigrants, or "urban" people, or foreign governments that trade with us. I think in a revolution we'd end up shooting each other over the crumbs instead of going after the people who took the biggest slices of pie. And I think that's by design.

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