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  •  It's interesting, though, isn't it? (4+ / 0-)

    Wonder if this explains our increasing propensity for "jobless recoveries" ?

    Is the post-industrial economy inherently jobless or, at least, more jobless than an industrial economy?

    Tsongas called it so long ago, and Obama seems to understand it too: You need a strong industrial base to improve the country's standard of living.

    The last time we broke a president, we ended up with Reagan.

    by Bush Bites on Sun Oct 03, 2010 at 08:44:18 AM PDT

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    •  yes and no (1+ / 0-)
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      greater worker productivity = less work to do for the same level of production.

      Agriculture no longer employs 90% of the population.

      Last time this happened, we solved it by banning child labor and creating something called the "weekend."

      The question is not whether the chickens needed replacing, the question is whether the fox should have been guarding them in the first place.

      by happymisanthropy on Sun Oct 03, 2010 at 11:52:43 AM PDT

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