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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Monday, September 19, 2016

This Is Bad

We are in the middle of a full-on freakout by white men in the developed world, because they are losing their economic and political primacy.  Trump is only the American iteration of a trend across the "global north."

One of the biggest jobs in America in terms of people who are employed is truck driving.  Adding automated vehicles would destroy those jobs.

Right now, those blue collar workers who lost their factory jobs are misdirecting their anger and NAFTA and immigrants, when arguably the biggest culprit is increased automation.  So a guy who used to work on a factory floor is now driving a truck.

Take that away from him and what does he have left?

Just because we can do something doesn't mean we should.

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