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Combad57 Wrote: The laborer in the U.S. (and eventually everywhere) is treading water. The number drowning is bound to increase as a kind of technofeudalsim takes hold.
This just isn't true. Manufacturing jobs in America have risen every single year since the Great Recession. Nearly a million well paying jobs have been added since 2010. And "[f]or the last four years in a row, global CEOs have named the United States the best place to make and invest, and new capital investment is flowing in to a broad range of manufacturing technologies."
Modern day manufacturing jobs are different than the manufacturing jobs of yesteryear. They tend to be more highly skilled and require more training, but companies are willing to pay for that training because they are finding it's cheaper than outsourcing.
Combad57 Wrote: The need for labor is decreasing at a rapid rate to the point that millions of potential customers for goods and services will not be able to afford either.
What does this even mean? The need for labor is not decreasing, hence why we have added nearly a million new manufacturing jobs in the past few years.
We're always going to need plumbers, electricians, and countless other labor intensive jobs that require more than a fancy machine.
Combad57 Wrote: The wealth cannot filter to the top at the current rate for long before chaos erupts. It will come to the point that the majority of citizens have nothing left to lose. The only possible way out of massive violence is radical government action. The prospects are scary.
Income inequality is an issue, but it's not THE issue. We have the lowest unemployment rate in decades and it's going to continue to be that way for quite some time because more and more baby boomers are retiring and opening up more space in the labor market.
It's true that the economy of yesterday is different than the economy of today and tomorrow, but I'm confident in my generations and future generations ability to adapt to a changing world. We grew up during the technological revolution and understand that things are different than they were when the vast majority of people went to work at a factory, worked their 9-5, and clocked out at the end of the day.
Chaos isn't on the brink of erupting unless some foreign government figures out a way to conduct a true cyber war that attacks Wall Street, Main Street, and our Military computer systems simultaneously.
Take a deep breath. Step away from the 24/7 "News" channels. And try to remind yourself that the world is living in the most peaceful time in all of recorded human history.
That is a fact. I know so many people want to tell you otherwise. But the great thing about facts are that they are irrefutable.