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Think Forward: Shouldn't The Goal Be Less Employment?



February 05, 2011 – Comments (2)

For Hundreds Of Years...humanity has been developing technology to reduce the requirement for man to labor....and for a small percentage of the world's population, they actually worked more developing technology for people to work less.

What took 100 men to farm, now can be done by one with a tractor.

What took hundreds of men to navigate, can now be done by a few in a fraction of the time.

With digital technology, the transition is much faster and much more convulsive.....

eMail will replace the need for millions of postal workers around the world.

Online education will replace the need for tens of millions of teachers and hundreds of millions of square feet of brick and morter infastructure.

Yet Benny B is driving inflationary policies that is now starving much of the world in an effort to promote full employment?    Why? Shouldn't the goal be efficient employment? Isn't that what America has done over the past few years?

As the Industrial Age collapses....and the Digital Age rises.....many will say it is the end of the world....but it is not, it is simply the end of a world as we knew it.....and the beginning of the

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#1) On February 05, 2011 at 10:28 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

The amazing part is much of the current brick and mortar infastructure is obsolete in the Digital Age....and why many of these doom and gloom videos will be irrelevant as we think forward:

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#2) On February 06, 2011 at 9:33 AM, mhy729 (30.48) wrote:

What are all of these out-of-work people supposed to do in this "Digital Age"?  Not a facetious, rhetorical question at all.  I am being rather serious, and I kind of understand where you are going with all of your posts, but I simply cannot see a satisfactory answer to my above question.

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