Chris Bertram is optimistic that we live in some sort of utopian, sci fi alternate reality:
Instead of mass unemployment or horrendous inequality, technological improvement could reduce the time people spend working to meet their needs and give them more free time.
It could if productivity gains had been shared with labor over the past 30 years, but instead we've got George McGovern and Malcolm Gladwell celebrating the fact that it hasn't, and complaining that they haven't conceded more. When even much of the pinko liberal set is cheering on the rise in inequality and mass unemployment, the only leisure time you'll be enjoying is in your dreams.
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Oil for Nothing:US Holds On Humanitarian SuppliesIraq: 1997-2001
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