Published: Wednesday, March 12 2014 12:30 p.m. MDT
To succeed in the ever evolving new brave world, have government compete,
starting with the state run schools. Return parenting to the parents, one of
the root causes of why there are problematic children.
History repeating itself. See 4 Ne. Technology today is identical to the
prosperity of the 0-300 AD described in the BoM. We're currently in the
latter stages of that society. I guess cohesive societies only have a 200 year
lifespan. We're using "prosperity" to create distance between us
rather than uniting us. We are more connected than we've ever been ... a
virtual society devoid of virtue and incapable of relating. It's not
technology so much as it is human nature. Most who are active in these
discussions I'm sure are aware of the esteem held by the "natural"
man in the broader scheme of things.
I am taking my buggy whip to the trash can right now. No need for horses or
people either for that matter.
I know most of you are not familiar with Karl Marx's projections for
capitalism, but for the sake of argument here goes: Capitalism becomes so
efficient that the demand for labor gets less and less, leading to mass
unemployment. At the same time, since profits only come from labor - labor is
not compensated for all of the value it adds, the residual is surplus value.
Surplus value is the source of most profits, but since the system needs less and
less labor, profits will also collapse. The entire system collapses in a riot
of unemployment and vanished profits. You may not believe it, but it is
Google "Luddite" before reading this article. The Industrial Revolution
killed a lot of jobs. So did the arrival of the personal computer. Rinse and
repeat. This article employs lots of words to say almost nothing. Let me
summarize: Technology advances, killing off entire classes of jobs, and replaces
them with a more expansive and growth-inducing set of technology-based jobs. Oh
yeah, and the economy improves, as does everyone's standard of living.
DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.— About comments