Blog Credo

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

Friday, January 13, 2017

A Hill Worth Dying On

Automation will destroy what is left of the American working class.  It will then spread out and do the same everywhere.

Technology will do whatever it can.  It proceeds from what is possible not what should be done.  Nobel didn't pause to think about what dynamite could do.

It will take public policy to address this issue and one of our parties is hopeless reactive and the other is hopelessly reactionary and more or less insane.

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