posted on Nov, 4 2016 @ 03:58 PM
originally posted by: eXia7
Man I hope they hire 100,000 people who can read a computer order screen. And 2022? I'm pretty sure robots will be making tacos before
That's the big problem here. We're really talking about two different groups of people.
1. The liberally educated who can't find "good" jobs. These are the English majors, fine arts majors, poli sci and all sorts of soft majors, guys who
can't hack advanced math, and even some hard science majors. They chose not to study in those fields such as engineering where the good jobs are and
are shocked when they graduate to no jobs. It's an issue, yes, but what exactly are they qualified to do? They could even have gone into education
where there is a demand for teachers everywhere. Or how about nursing? Good salaries prevail and there always seem to be jobs. But anthropology? Not
so much. Still, a large number of otherwise intelligent and educated people, albeit in the wrong fields, vying for minimum wage jobs is an issue.
2. Un-educated people needing jobs, too, and competing with the first group. They can't write; they can't speak well. Many of them are not that
intelligent. In times past they maybe could have gotten jobs in industry. Insofar as GM needs assembly plant workers, they would be good at them, be
able to earn a decent wage. In an agrarian economy they could have worked on the farm. In an industrial economy they could have worked in the
factories. But both those are gone now, and not only that, robots can do the jobs.
It's not that ANY of these people are not worthy of being treated well. They all are. But what has been our response? To create a welfare state. We
spend a trillion dollars a year on it, more than on defense. Here's what we've done:
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are walking down the street and see a homeless person. Trump tells the person, "Here's $20. Come to my office about a
job in the morning." Hillary Clinton walks up to the person, takes $20 from Donald's pocket, keeps $15 for "administrative expenses," gives $5 to the
person and gives him directions to the welfare office. It's a fundamental difference in approach. Which one promotes independence and self reliance
and which one promotes dependency?