Monday, September 02, 2019

TKC LABOR DAY FINAL NOTE: ONE LAST CHANCE FOR KANSAS CITY BUY LOCAL MOVEMENT TO BEAT THE MACHINES!!!



Automation is transforming American labor and the very nature of work. There is no denying that workers are being replaced by robots across the globe and the future offers only advances in automation which will claim a growing number of jobs in both the service and professional industries.

It's not just fast food workers who confront robot replacements. Machines can read x-rays better than most radiologists and reference cases faster than any lawyer.

More than any other trend, automation will transform how humanity views human labor. A few references for further reading before we go any further:

CNN: The robots are coming for your job, too

IE: How Engineers Can Embrace Change When AI and Automation Take Their Jobs

The Hill: The dark side of progress -- We're ignoring the most potent threat to working-class Americans

However, the future isn't so bleak for those of YOU who aren't already working on building an army of robot hookers -- Like TKC.

Automation requires investment, investments are made for capital returns and so the profit motive might be a saving grace according to this hopeful TKC reader . . .

"TKC, for Labour Day, remind your readers that automation is not the future for us all. Sure, robots might take fast food jobs. But who wants to work or eat fast food??? Isn't that the goal of companies who make the robot burgers? Money before everything else? Last time I checked robots don't make great salads or culinary masterpieces at reasonable prices. For now, I think our efforts to buy local and grow local might be our best chance to unite our neighborhoods. Buying and selling local isn't just about making a profit at the expense of our world but developing a connection with our community and the land. We don't want people eating gross machine-made grease-burgers. We want people eating healthy food grown locally and served by people who can make a decent wage and enjoy serving their customers. That's the goal. The way to defeat automation might be protest but it also might be to offer our community better choices and a way to support something productive for us all not just higher profits for corporations."

Something to consider and a delightfully granola evening contemplation for our blog community who have to go back to work tomorrow.

You decide . . .

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

A beautiful dream but it's not gonna happen.

Anonymous said...

The tremors of August appear to mark the end of the ten-year bull market run, a.k.a. “the recovery,” a last-ditch central bank orchestrated campaign to pretend that economic growth is infinite on a finite planet. The magic of credit — “money” untethered to resources — drained economic mojo from the future so that we can watch Miley Cyrus videos while snacking on Lay’s “fried pickle with ranch [dressing] flavored” potato chips.


AMEN

KCK khaki downsize said...

I wouldn't rule out the dreamers because the folks who live on hamburgers aren't going to be around long. The future is for people who can be satisfied with a salad every once in awhile.

Anonymous said...

An orgy of QE could easily drive stock markets higher, only those markets will be indexed to money losing its value. All this will seem like so much metaphysical bullshit to citizens who can’t pay twenty bucks for a pound of hamburger. And it would greatly aggravate the political situation at a time when many of those same aggrieved citizens will be looking for lamp-posts to hang some one-percenters from.

AMEN

Anonymous said...

^^^ sorry but that chuck-like comment is based on alex jones drivel. I don't think i'll bite and it's time for your to stop blaming your poverty on other people.

Anonymous said...

Cue the rise of the redistributionists, that is, the people who want the government to determine who gets what and where to get it. Or, shall we say, who to take it from. Elizabeth Warren is leading the pack for now — the once-Republican Oklahoma grandma turned Leon Trotsky wannabe. I’ll give her this: she’s a helluva cheerleader. And she’s energetic for an old broad, prancing around the stage in her spandex yoga pants, arms akimbo, head vibrating. I wonder, though, whether voters (those aforesaid citizens) will remember that she vowed to give free health care to border-jumpers. Or that she pretended to be a Cherokee for career advancement at snooty Harvard.

AMEN

Anonymous said...

Sorry, @9:00 nobody wants your shabby shack!

Anonymous said...

Nor does anyone want your cheaply built shabby McMansion 10:41.

Adios Amigos

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Trump will stop job killing machines.

He's doing a bang up job bringing back those coal plants, steel production, and manufacturing. Just ask the local Harley workers or farmers about the results.

Captain Obvious said...

I hate automation, but I cant wait to see a self driving Fire Turuck and Police car!

Sly James Inc said...

^^^ Fire Truck you meant to say, but the FIRE union will never allow that crazy shit to happen in their industry, The Fire Union would go broke, so automation will be every where except public safety, and once automation takes over and no one longer has a job, public saftey for the first time ever....will be forced to earn their living!

Anonymous said...

^^ugh huh. Don't worry, you & your generation of pants-shitters wont be there to see it!.

Anonymous said...

^^^Did your weekend home visit go badly again? It must really hurt to know that your entire family wishes you'd never been born.

G. Washington said...

I think all of the previous 13 posts were written by Eric Bunch of KC Bikewalk fame. I thought it was a poorly written piece of drivel.

Anonymous said...

You’re slowly moving up the ladder in life. Pants Shitting days will be here before you know it

Anonymous said...

^^^Sorry pants-shitter, geezerdom is really a state of mind. No matter how old I get, I will never be the worthless pants-shitter who spends his remaining days on a blog complaining, crying, and lashing out at every. single. thing. I'm better than that, and you!