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SaneIT
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11/19/2015 | 9:08:49 AM
Re: Layoffs, yes, but many higher level tasks remain undone
I don't know that I want to get too political in nature with this discussion but there are few entities with enough reach to address what will be a massive shift in the work place.  Jobs at many levels will disappear, from entry level cashiers to paralegals to accountants and researchers.  All of those people are going to be fighting in a shrinking job market. 
Ashu001
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11/19/2015 | 6:54:58 AM
Re: Layoffs, yes, but many higher level tasks remain undone
SaneIT,

Agree partially with you are saying here.

However,how do we ensure that the Government does'nt spend all the money it prints or raises through Taxes on its various war-mongering Efforts overseas???

As long as we let Lobbyists control who becomes the Next President and all our Congressmen(its been routine for the last 30 years now) ;Nothing else will matter.

Best option is to starve the beast called Government by not giving it the funds in the first place.

 
SaneIT
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11/18/2015 | 8:20:01 AM
Re: Layoffs, yes, but many higher level tasks remain undone
I'm not looking at civil service as a military group but as a homebound missionary group.  When machines take over jobs at McDonald's I have to believe that some of the people working there could be trained to do some hands on work with civil projects like construction and renovation of aging infrastructure.   Or they could be doing clerical work for nonprofit groups.  There are a lot of options but the funding has to be there and as a country we really need to be looking at the cost of retraining the current workforce.
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11/17/2015 | 11:54:01 PM
Re: Layoffs, yes, but many higher level tasks remain undone
SaneIT,

While I agree wholeheartedly with your opinion(Shifting everything back onto the Public Sector is the likely solution);I wonder if that's the best way to go about things today in America.

When you say a bigger Civil Service plan ;the problem is that leads Warmongers in Chief to drag innocent Civilians to fight wars in faraway places for their personal Profitable Needs.

I am totally OPPOSED to this happening.

And I keep trying to educate more and more folks around us to understand this very serious and Grave issue.

 
SaneIT
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11/17/2015 | 8:35:41 AM
Re: Layoffs, yes, but many higher level tasks remain undone
I think you're asking if we currently have working poor in the US and Europe and if that's what you're asking then yes we have that problem.  The average American wage earner alone would be below the poverty level for a family of 4, so a single parent with some kids is working what sounds like a good job but they aren't making enough to save.  Those that will lose jobs to machines will need some kind of re-training because there are going to be a lot of families who rely on that income to keep them above the poverty line.  Community gardening is nice and all but I think we would be best served to increase a civil service plan.  We have an aging infrastructure, bankrupt cities that can't keep up with servicing residents, etc.  Shifting the resources from the private sector to the government sector or private contractors doing government type jobs seems very likely.
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11/16/2015 | 10:40:41 PM
Re: Layoffs, yes, but many higher level tasks remain undone
SaneIT,

The Living Wages deal scares the heck out of me!

Don't we already have something like that in US and Europe today?

I have seen studies which clearly show that it makes more sense for someone to survive on Benefits rather than work if they earn less than 50,000 Dollars /Year.

I would rather pay these folks to do something which actually adds Genuine value to Society like Growing their own food or Reducing their own Weight(Do not forget that America is the No.1 Obese Nation on the planet today) rather than pay them just for sitting around watching TV whole day.

Makes more sense to me personally.

 

 
Ashu001
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11/16/2015 | 10:36:32 PM
Re: Layoffs, yes, but many higher level tasks remain undone
David,

On a Deeply philosophical level it is really a big-big deal.

I doubt most folks have the Thinking capacity to visualize what that world will look like.

I have a feeling it will look a lot like the World of "Minority Report".

LOL!

 
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10/30/2015 | 1:14:56 PM
Re: Layoffs, yes, but many higher level tasks remain undone
@saneIT- thanks for the clarification.  I think this is already happening in some countries.  This remains me to what happened to Spain a couple of years ago, they had 30% unemployment. Many people people migrated to other countries for work in huge numbers.  For those that stayed, people with master degree were waiting tables as it was the only job they could find.  I think if this scenario occurs in the U.S, we should have programs for people to stay busy and active, for example, volunteering, and support networks.  Also, crazy political leaders appear when people are desparate. 

 
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10/29/2015 | 9:04:15 AM
Re: Layoffs, yes, but many higher level tasks remain undone
Yes, I agree that robot automation will likely impact jobs pretty far down on the food chain, and increase the quaility and complexity of jobs required to support the automation. I would think the majority of the people on a forum like this would be a beneficiary of such change.
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10/29/2015 | 8:07:31 AM
Re: Layoffs, yes, but many higher level tasks remain undone
While I don't doubt that automation is going to put a lot of people out of work, I hope it raises the overall quality of available jobs as they require the sort of tasks humans are good at: improvising, creativity, empathy. As it stands there are far too many jobs that force people to act like robots. While the transition will be rough, it would be nice if those people could do something with a little more excitement to it.
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