unemployment rates

OK, so as technology advances we produce machines that do a thousand mans' work in half the time, so that machine just put a couple thousand people out of work. Sure that machine isn't free to run but it costs a very small fraction of the previous price of employing all those people. So those people all lost their jobs, but the work is still being done. Shouldn't we be proud of a high unemployment rate?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Take the average gas station. Basically a glorified vending machine, the only reason people are there is to check your ID but in five years when facial recognition becomes a standard literally every gas station employee in the nation will lose their jobs. Isn't that a good thing?

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Shouldn't we be proud of a high unemployment rate?
    Some time ago i thought that the neet phenomena in rich countries would be called a success story in every other historical age. Regardless, the most strinking example of technological replacement of workers was in agricultural mechanization. There was a time when 90% of the population where farmers, now its 3%, though it varies by country. Near 90% of the population was left unemployed and left to migrate, to a level where peasants no longer exist as a social class and the profession of "farmer" is doubtful, given how many professions are involved in actual farms, including chemical engineers, truck drivers, mechanics, agronomists, accountants, bankers, traders, the typical "farmer" today is just a landlord renting land to a large agroindustry operation.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, exactly! Food has never been cheaper to grow and produce and distribute, so... shouldn't we be happy that 87% of the people go unemployed? obviously some of those people go into the trucks and engineering professions, so maybe 80%, but isn't that a super awesome thing? We can feed the people for basically free now, and no one has to work... so why do people struggle to find a job? Should we not rejoice and enjoy a century off?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Food has never been cheaper to grow and produce
        So why food price inflates?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous
        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If food is so profitable now then why do we still pay agricultural subsidies.....

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Food paid at supermarkets increases in price 10X compared to the money paid for it in farms, at least thats the case for grains, less for meats. Its of course highly processed, people dont just buy sacks of wheat but buy packaged cakes. There was a time of course when people would consider themselves successful if they had access to steady sacks of wheat. They would grind it themselves or be forced to give it to a israelite that would hand it back as flour and take 10%, most of which was passed along to nobles.
          We live far from farms, buying raw grains at supermarkets will still be at prices notably higher than at farm gates.
          >why inflation though
          The green revolution and mechanization revolution are over. The cheapening of food was only a phase, now we are going back to higher prices. Soon people wont be able to afford doritos and they will have to buy sacks of wheat.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >we live far from farms
            Ever heard of planes, trains, and autos? How far are you... the moon? People regularly walk across the entire continent of 3,000 miles... trucks do it a lot easier. Trains better still. One operator can bring a train of food to feed a million people for a hundred days.

            https://i.imgur.com/ZjqtWXv.png

            >Should we not rejoice and enjoy a century off?
            No, because sexual competition forces people into endless competition irrespective of scarcity. This is why the mouse utopia ended in the way that it did. Infinite food, infinite water etc doesn't eliminate competition, it increases it because scarcity is what forces people to cooperate. When there is no more scarcity the only thing left to do is compete for sex. You always need to be more attractive than other men, they always need to be more attractive than you, and the contradiction forces people to endlessly accumulate resources and deny resources to others. I don't need 10 houses to live in, but I do need to compete for sex and having 10 houses while other men are homeless helps in that competition. This is precisely why sexual taboos evolved and why every historically advanced civilization had them. Sexual competition pollutes the economy by creating an infinite resource sink. Men need to constantly accumulate resources to cancel out the attractiveness advantage other men get from accumulating resources, and any society that is able to eliminate all of this waste has a massive evolutionary advantage.

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          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Ever heard of planes, trains, and autos?
            Costs money moron. Thats the point, The distribution chain costs money, grains would be cheaper if people actually lived next to farms. have a nice day moron

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            America pays 13 ttillion dollars per year in oil subsidies. I think they can manage.

            >One operator can bring a train of food to feed a million people for a hundred days.
            People do not live huddled up in train stations, a train isnt enough to distribute food. The typical train station is also not built to handle bulk cargo like grains, that gets handled in specialized facilities

            NYC is basically a big train station, yes. You are opposite.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            COSTS MONEY
            >NO, YOU DONT UNDERSTAND, WE PAY MONEY THATS WHY THINGS SHOULD BE CHEAP
            COSTS MONEY

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            found the israelitrumphumper

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >One operator can bring a train of food to feed a million people for a hundred days.
            People do not live huddled up in train stations, a train isnt enough to distribute food. The typical train station is also not built to handle bulk cargo like grains, that gets handled in specialized facilities

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Should we not rejoice and enjoy a century off?
        No, because sexual competition forces people into endless competition irrespective of scarcity. This is why the mouse utopia ended in the way that it did. Infinite food, infinite water etc doesn't eliminate competition, it increases it because scarcity is what forces people to cooperate. When there is no more scarcity the only thing left to do is compete for sex. You always need to be more attractive than other men, they always need to be more attractive than you, and the contradiction forces people to endlessly accumulate resources and deny resources to others. I don't need 10 houses to live in, but I do need to compete for sex and having 10 houses while other men are homeless helps in that competition. This is precisely why sexual taboos evolved and why every historically advanced civilization had them. Sexual competition pollutes the economy by creating an infinite resource sink. Men need to constantly accumulate resources to cancel out the attractiveness advantage other men get from accumulating resources, and any society that is able to eliminate all of this waste has a massive evolutionary advantage.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This whole theory makes no sense because poor people love to frick and tons of poor guys get laid all the time.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing? No one? Are you all so dreply in debt that you cannot imagine forgiveness?

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    America employs so many people, not just in the military but government jobs... is it incapable of making a profit so it has to tax us?

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    LOL isn't that a joke? If the oil companies want a different president they raise the price of gas. It don't affect them, they still get all the money they need from Congress.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    japenis have vending machines everywhere. wouldn't mind pressing buttons to get what I need. for free since everything is done by robots.
    >Shouldn't we be proud of a high unemployment rate?
    sounds good, problem is that other people will want you killed so they enjoy it themselves with their group. since the earliest human times groups of people wanted to kill everybody else so they can have everything. this is like a basic fact of life and humans. the current system and how everything is set up kinda keeps that on the back-burner but once you cannot do much because robots do everything, that sentiment will soon start to amplify as frick. every group/religion will want everybody else wiped, so they and their "kind" can enjoy everything. race/color/nationality, you name it, everybody will basically want everybody else gone, and will have time to think about how to make it possible.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Please put some relevant equations up when you post goober . This is sci, not pol

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      2 peenutz equals one guberss

      problem solved

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >So those people all lost their jobs, but the work is still being done. Shouldn't we be proud of a high unemployment rate?
    We shouldn't have a society where one part is unemployed and another works like in the 1800s. The savings should be shared equally and everyone should work, but work less.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Walmart Standard: 20 hour work weaks.

      I can spare 20 hrs. the rest I fishy!

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Too much free time isn't good for people.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Too much free time isn't good for people? Do you know how moronic that sentence is? Like... that's like saying that slavery is a good thing. fricking bullshit

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have an extremely low opinion of normgroids. my greatest fear is that even though we reach a tech level where machines do all the actual useful work we'll just keep inventing bullshit jobs and force people to work them or else starve and freeze. this is actually what libertarians and mainstream neo-liberal types openly talk about as the solution to automation.
    >AI won't replace jobs it'll just leave us to do other kind of jobs!
    for many normgroids this actually sounds well and good. obvoiusly for the typical anon the nightmare is apparent. these jobs will be entirely useless, stupid and soul-crushing by definition.
    still I cope and hold out hope for a better future.

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