First off let me start by saying, yes I understand supply and demand, yes I know what socialism is yes I agree with free market principles and on and
on and on about the same tired debates we have all read 400,000 times. Great right?
Now, with the reality of automation
things are going to change and are
already changing FAST.
Meanwhile, as many as 7.5 million retail jobs are at risk of automation in the next decade, according to a study from financial services firm
Cornerstone Capital Group.
That's ok because your job is awesome and you went to college for mechanical engineering right? Well guess what, your degree and skillset actually
isn't that hard to acquire. As a matter of fact anyone can acquire your skillset if they are willing to put in the work to do it. So what does that
mean over all right?
What that means is is that the millions of displaced workers are going to be forced to acquire better skill sets in order to remain financially viable
in the future. So what happens, more of those workers who would otherwise be ok with a normal factory job or working as a cashier will now be
motivated to acquire your exact skill. Apply the laws of supply and demand and boom, your skill is suddenly worth a lot less.
Guess who that affects the most?
Why does that affect you the most? Because the people entering the workforce devaluing your skills will not be acquiring the mortgage you may have,
the car payments you may have, are not putting their sons and daughters through a school as expensive as your kids and so on and so forth. You, the
super awesome really highly skilled and talented (laugh) engineer are going to be out of work because you CAN'T afford to work for less.
So anyway... now that we got that out of the way let's get to my solution.
Nationalize 30% of the exchanges across the board.
My solution is create a people's share
of the economy. First off, it will give labor a say in how things are run similar to stronger European
economies such as Sweden, Switzerland, Norway and you already know. Also, what it will do is create a profit share that encourages participation. How
so? By buying goods in these businesses you are in fact in a way benefiting yourself as well as benefiting others.
I know, this doesn't enable the endless greed and me and mine paradigm but what it does is make our nation and our business leaders accountable to the
general population while remaining somewhat capitalistic so people can still build wealth.
I realize this requires stronger immigration policy and enforcement and an end to other social welfare programs but I'm fine with that.
edit on 4-2-2018 by toysforadults because: (no reason given)