With new technology comes the prospect that humans will continue to be replaced by machines.
Insane liberals continue to fight for a $15 minimum wage, pushing major corporations to replace human labor with machines.
According to a new report, 7.5 million jobs will be replaced by machines over the next 10 years.
Conservative Tribune reports:
According to CNN, a new study by the Cornerstone Capital Group said that between 6 and 7.5 million jobs are at risk of getting the ax thanks to automation over the next ten years.
That’s 38 percent of retail employment in the United States. And what’s to blame? CNN being CNN, this nugget isn’t delivered until the 11th paragraph: “Rising wages are also helping to drive automation, as state and city governments hike their minimum wages.”
“Cashiers are considered one of the most easily automatable jobs in the economy,” the report read. CNN noted that 73 percent of cashier jobs are filled by women.
Experts say robots will replace low-skilled workers first and slowly work their way up the skill tree as they become more sophisticated.
“You’re not going to see a robot stocking shelves, at least in the near term,” Cornerstone head of research John Wilson said. “But technology would reduce the need for as many people to do so. More efficiency means fewer things for people to do.”
Even crazier, some countries, like Finland, have even adopted a “basic universal income.
“At first I thought it was a joke. I had to read it many times. I looked for any evidence it might be false,” said Mika Ruusunen, who’s taking part in an experiment that pays people simply for breathing.
The government selected “2,000 unemployed people between the ages of 25 and 58 will receive a guaranteed sum — a ‘basic income’ — of €560 a month for two years. It replaces their unemployment benefit, but they will continue to receive it whether or not they find work,” according to The U.K. Guardian.
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