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  1. And they need your job to pay off their student...

    And they need your job to pay off their student loans.
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    The more complicated the task is the more...

    The more complicated the task is the more expensive the automation is to do it. The current state of the art in automation is not very versatile. It costs a lot of money to "retrain" a robot. You...
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    Yes, you are correct, except the workforce is not...

    Yes, you are correct, except the workforce is not at a historical high, a minor point. See here.

    There have always been people afraid of progress. The only problem that I see is that the workers...
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    Yes, both can produce job losses. But they are...

    Yes, both can produce job losses. But they are different types of job losses. Automation creates job losses in a specific industry but not across the whole economy. The dynamic of the industrial...
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    Krugman's column today is about this subject and...

    Krugman's column today is about this subject and he argues that the threat of automation on jobs, has always been with us along with the hysteria surrounding it. That it is less of a threat than it...
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    Just tidying up some points that I think hadn't...

    Just tidying up some points that I think hadn't been addressed in the discussion.



    Ah, the theory of "something that minute can't hurt you," STMCHY. If 0.04% of carbon dioxide in the...
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    It just goes to show you that religion is just as...

    It just goes to show you that religion is just as dangerous as the far right. Especially a fundamentalistic religion that puts its full faith in a two-thousand-year-old book of myths and lies.
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    The majority of highly paid jobs that have been...

    It's not a matter of the suffering of the rich, but of the reduction in incentive. Those rich almost all got that way by doing something that improved society.[/QUOTE]

    The majority of highly paid...
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    They don't have to. The current VW management...

    Interesting that. I remember when VW tried to open a plant in Tennessee. The main union in Germany requires that all plants have unions. The workers in Tennessee voted against having a union. In...
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    Yes, the concentration of wealth is bad for the...

    Yes, the concentration of wealth is bad for the economy, in the real economy. Only in the fantasy economy of Econ 101 and the self-regulating free market is this a benefit, where the wealthy wisely...
  11. No, I am trying to say that that this entire...

    I totally agree that they don't want to victimhood. But you have lost me with the conspiracy theory part of this.

    Are you saying feminism is a conspiracy theory? You have completely lost me...
  12. Poverty is the source of many of the problems we...

    I agree with this.[/QUOTE]

    Poverty is the source of many of the problems we face in society. No one has ever said thank goodness I am poor!
  13. It goes without saying that what women don't want...

    It goes without saying that what women don't want is victimhood from wild and improbable conspiracy theories.
  14. As possibly the only quadriplegic on this board,...

    As possibly the only quadriplegic on this board, I can definitely say that I have much success charming women and much need to do it. I depend entirely on women. Many men in my position give up on...
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    I am not sure that Vietnam was responsible for...

    I was jusy listening to a women on CSPAN talking about how she traces the history of the white supremacist movement back to the end of the Vietnam war. The veterans came home to a country that didn't...
  16. Stalin jumped into the far-eastern war with 90...

    Stalin jumped into the far-eastern war with 90 divisions invading Manchuria on 9 August 1945, the exact day that he had promised. The invision used materials that the Soviets had been stockpiling on...
  17. We could discuss around and around about your...

    The US at the time were certainly not as bad as the Nazis or Japanese Imperialists, but pacifists? Bullshit. The US has never been pacifist. It is the ONLY nation in the history of the world to have...
  18. A little-discussed fact. Doolittle's bombers took...

    As an aside, the B-17 “Flying Fortress” bomber was developed by the US Army Air Force in the mid Thirties and was our standard operational heavy bomber at the start of WWII. The name, Flying...
  19. No, they aren't too high. The preschool cost of...

    1.8 million dollar home and 2k a month for preschool is not high?[/QUOTE]

    No, they aren't too high. The preschool cost of 2,000 dollars a month per child is what my son and his wife, a doctor and...
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    I believe that this is not so much about being...

    I believe that this is not so much about being fair to the more qualified candidates for admission to Harvard as it is about the one area that people can point to where they feel that white males are...
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    As I understand it the main argument for having...

    As I understand it the main argument for having the courts dictate to Harvard what their admissions policies should be is that minority and underprivileged, low-income students are academic...
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  23. You are confusing two unrelated things. White...

    You are confusing two unrelated things. White privilege doesn't equate to income and it isn't a myth.

    It is the realization that racism was always discussed in the past in terms of the harm...
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    One graph explains the economy. 24123 ...

    One graph explains the economy.


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    The insight that has still not made its way into the mainstream. A simple bookkeeping fact that between the government, the private sector and money...
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    Income gains by income level. 24122

    Income gains by income level.


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