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    What are the arguments against this nightmare scenario unfolding? They usually fall into two basic categories: the "new types of jobs will be created" argument, and the "people will rise up in revolution" argument.
    The third argument is "people will have fewer children". The lower population will enjoy all the fruits of automation and have sufficient employment.

    (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
    Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

    by Sparhawk on Fri Jan 31, 2014 at 09:09:05 AM PST

    •  Yes, but for a couple of generations in transition (0+ / 0-)

      things could be very bad. After the population is much reduced, maybe 100 years from now, then society could reach a new stable equilibrium.

      The most serious problem in American politics today is that people with wrong ideas are uncompromising, and people with good ideas are submissive and unwilling to fight. Change that, and we might have a real democracy again.

      by Eric Stetson on Fri Jan 31, 2014 at 01:14:41 PM PST

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