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Subject: Re: Lost jobs, looking at wrong thing? Date: 10/7/2012 11:04 AM
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In any event, all predictions of an end to the need for labor have, so far, proven vacuous. It seems that sooner or later someone always comes up with some new want or desire, which creates new demand for employment. Old forms of employment, especially agriculture, fade out while new ones take their place.

And here is where the recent trend in America has me a bit worried. Everything in politics and corporations seems designed and legislated to maintain the status quo. Big oil wants to be the only power source, big farms want to be the only food source, etc, etc. Yet they also want more profits so they are making their businesses as efficient as possible.

Listen to the right rage against all investments in green energy. That would be a great new source for jobs, possibly more than oil as the start up of new industry is always inefficient.

How about all the demeaning and cost cutting at NASA and exploration. I still feel that a lot of good would come from focusing on space so that we can save some of what is left of this planet.

It's as if we are legislating out all chances at disruptive technology coming along. Or am I missing some perspective?
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