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.