What Will Happen to People When Robots Take Their Jobs?
Fred Reed has an excellent article at Unz.com, which sets out with unflinching realism how nearly everyone will be made permanently redundant by the processes of automation, computerization, and robotization.
By implication, the article makes clear why the New York Times employs Paul Krugman: to ensure that no one understands how rapidly we are approaching economic Armageddon.
But Fred makes the mistake, which no good journalist should, of answering the question he raises; namely, how’s it all gonna end?
What Fred proposes is a state-funded minimum income for everyone, whether they work or not. This, in my view, is where Fred goes hopelessly wrong.
At present Western elites are destroying the unproductive members of their own society by stealth: allowing them to rot, immersed in a trash culture, as they feed off the crumbs from the bankers’ tables. The result, premature death from obesity, drug use, despair, and a below replacement fertility rate.
Paradoxically, the Western elites, while genociding their own people, encouraging the mass influx of immigrants. There are four reasons for this: (1) to cheapen labor and thus raise corporate profits; (2) to destroy the cohesion of the nation state, thereby creating the conditions for global governance controlled by a mere handful of murderous financiers, (3) to replace the indigenous working class of below average energy, intelligence and initiative with people who, by virtue of their above-average energy, intelligence, and initiative, have migrated to where their economic opportunity is greater than in their place of birth, (4) to replace the indigenous people of the West with immigrants from societies where silly notions about human rights, democracy, and equality before the law hold no sway.
Eventually, large tracts of the Earth’s habitable area will be occupied by populations depleted of their most talented individuals and of no use whatever to the global elite. These folks the elite will deal with by one means or another: a virus, a bacterium, a famine, a nuclear winter. Who will know? Who will really care? These unnecessary people will simply disappear, and large tracts of the Earth will resume their proper use as places for extremely rich people with polished manners and the right clothesto hunt tigers, elephants, and run thousand-square-mile ranches worked by whatever remnants of the original population happen to remain.