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  •  I agree, in much the same way... (2+ / 0-)
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    joegoldstein, Calamity Jean

    ...that the computer revolution should be [b]made[/b] to serve the lower classes, not the upper classes. By this, I mean we should all be earning living wages by working ten hours a week. Instead, the upper classes have used computer technology to make us do the work of four people in forty hours.

    But when PC's first came on the scene, all you read about was how much leisure time we would have as a result. But the greed heads decided that tech should be used to drive up productivity of the laborer and profit for themselves.

    As I posted up thread, in [u]Critical Path[/b] by Buckminster Fuller, he talks about how society is going to have to fundamentally change due to automation replacing labor. The questions we need to be asking ourselves as Liberals isn't how do we keep people working when automation is taking over; Rather, it's how do we share the profits more equally so people can have a good life as automation replaces labor.  

    You should also note that the problem we're going to have with how this effects our society isn't as much a question of work and a division of power. It's actually a question of sustainable living and the division of power. Because this issue is less about working and more about power and who has it. Work is just their current primary method of exerting that control.

    Regulated capital serves the people, unregulated capital serves itself.

    by Alumbrados on Thu Jan 09, 2014 at 03:50:07 PM PST

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