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    The jobs are gone, and they're not coming back.

    Nor should they.

    We should not buy into the view that it is a moral duty to create ways everyone can spend most of his or her waking hours making consumer crap that there's already too much of. That is not why we are granted a few short decades on this planet.

    Instead we should advocate for the view that every human being has inherent worth and dignity, and deserves to live in dignity regardless of whether he or she can find a traditionally-defined job.

    This means:

    * Universal healthcare. Really. Obamacare has taken a big stop, but we're still only part of the way there.

    * Good public schools for everyone.

    * A universal basic income.

    The US economy is currently producing huge wealth...

    FRED profits

    ...using well under its full capacity:

    capacity utilization

    We can do this.

    "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

    by HeyMikey on Thu Jan 30, 2014 at 11:46:56 AM PST

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