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Old 05-01-2017, 09:11 PM   #5
Tyrone Slothrop
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Re: Fighting for our meals, out here in the fields.

Originally Posted by sebastian_dangerfield View Post
Nor will those of Republicans here or right wing nationalists in Europe. The political problem is the economic problem is immune to a political fix. I surmise "Destroy all the robots" will be next, after we've savaged immigration for a few more years.
Nonsense. The economy's groundrules are determined by politics.

How are you going to make suicide bombers pay for their actions?
Republican politicians care more about preserving their jobs than anything else.

The conversation we should be having is a about whether we can use technology to enter Keynes' post-work world. But we'll never have that.
OK -- let's have that conversation. Can we use technology to enter Keynes' post-work world? And what does that mean?
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