Wednesday, July 23, 2014
A response to Technology, Aided by Recession, Is Polarizing the Work World
This seems to be related to a race to the bottom, either caused by or facilitated by technology. Assuming the move to automation and large scale processing cannot be stopped, we might consider what changes to the human side of the equation might be feasible and beneficial:
- Limiting work hours
- Higher minimum wages
- Stronger social safety net
- Significantly higher taxation of upper incomes
- Recovering our democracy from corporations
Limiting how much harm technology, corporate power, and wealth accumulation cause would increase human freedom, although individuals like Perkins, et al., will perceive such changes fascist and as theft, they are necessary to preserve human dignity for all of society.
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