Society: Work

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“My solution would be to pay whatever the hell they want, get them back to work, and then go figure out how to automate all their jobs.”

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Excellent article. And Comments. Yes, I do see “ghost jobs” now every day. Amazing, isn’t it, how we have all learned to operate elevators by ourselves?

The article does dodge one possible solution: These employees could maybe stay put for $50K/yr. Or $45K? $40K…? At some point, it would be worth keeping them on. But only for a little while.

However, what started this issue was a demand for more money, not less. Gordon Gecko wasn’t talking about these people when he said, “Greed–for lack of a better word–is good.” This is more like the story of the dog and his bone.

Buh-bye….

== PT, iPaddict

Begin forwarded message:

The neat thing about this article is how it encapsulates what you and I talk about sometimes — short-term vs long-term automation.
There’s not much new in it, conceptually, but it humanizes the issue and the Comments are interesting.

http://www.marketplace.org/topics/wealth-poverty/what-did-tech-ceo-say-worker-he-wanted-automate

Guido
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