Then how would you address the “real” problem?
Jeff Freeman

I think the result will be increased poverty and more single income families. I disagree with “it will be for nearly every job”, it will not be cheaper or more desirable to have robots perform nearly every job. Robots will take a lot of jobs and they will leave some for humans and create some new ones for humans. We will need less humans, we already need less humans. Appropriately some places in the world the native populations are declining. Italy and Germany for example. Population growth is the employment problem not Robots. More people chasing a limited number of jobs will drive down wages, is driving down wages. To many people not hiring help is damaging to the job market.

A coworker of mine was talking about his neighbor and lawn care. My coworker is thrifty and takes care of his own lawn and gardens which look like crap but his neighbor hires someone to take care of his yard. His neighbor was explaining that it is only right to hire someone to take care of the yard, as an upper middle class professional it is his place in society to higher a lower class person to do work like yard work or cleaning the toilets and floors.

So few of us create the jobs we should be creating and so many of us are taking the jobs we should be leaving for others. Do you work overtime, shouldn’t you resist and tell your employer to hire more help. Does you spouse work, maybe one of you should quit and do volunteer work and let someone else have your job.

I understand the attractiveness of UBI but is has many perverse incentives.


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