What about technology?
I'm not quite sure if this would qualify as political but I've been thinking (I realize I'm not the only one) about the effect of technology on the well-being of societies.
When I was in high school it was still possible for someone to graduate from high school or even drop out and find a job that would allow for a home purchase and raising a family. But even then the handwriting was on the wall in that places that employed manual laborers were beginning to move to technology that would replace workers. Look at the auto industry. Robots have replaced a lot of workers.
The same has happened in many industries where productivity has increased with fewer people.
Clearly technological advances will continue to be made but is that going to mean that we will have to accept higher and higher unemployment rates? Of course a lot of people argue that we need more math and science education but the fact is that a lot of people simply are not cut out to be good scientists.
Will people have to settle for jobs with paper hats (McDonald’s, Burger King, etc.)?
On the other hand if people are making lower wages, perhaps the prices of goods and services will come down.
When people were earning $40/week you could buy a decent house for $2500.00.
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