Sunday, March 22, 2009
Confessions of a Neo Luddite
I am philosophically primarily sympathetic to the Libertarian and Capitalist economic positions. However, if technology continues to improve to the degree fewer humans are needed for jobs, what will those people do? The standard answer is that something else will always be developed that will provide more and better jobs.
Such an answer has become almost axiomatic. But what if there is nothing else? What if we simply will need fewer people to work? Do we let those people die? Will such people accept their potential starvation in a land of plenty?