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Old 09-21-2018, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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That would be awesome, then I could reduce my 100 hour work week to 90! Thanks I love your ideas!
Oh my. Your a realtor. You can make your job last any number of hours you want.
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Old 09-22-2018, 08:23 AM
 
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Probably in about the next 50 years or so artificial intelligence and robots will eliminate 50 to 75 percent of traditional occupations in this country. Can you imagine the political and social impact this will have on the country? Millions of angry unemployed people and a crisis of the homeless draining the resources of state and local governments. I imagine the federal government would have to institute some form of a guaranteed annual wage or handout to deter anarchy.
Possibly. But if you look 75 years ago, how many programming or IT jobs were there? Solar panel technicians? Electric car assemblers? Zero.

150 years ago there were tons of blacksmiths and buggy manufacturers. 75 years ago they were mostly gone with little ill effect at a macro level.

In 50 years there may be many jobs that arenít even thought of yet.

This isnít to say that a guaranteed annual wage isnít a good idea, but itís premature.
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:08 AM
 
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Here is a little experiment, go out in public today, approach a stranger and introduce yourself, ask them what they do....I would bet 10 out of 10 would start talking about their jobs!!
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Old 09-22-2018, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna.
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This isnít to say that a guaranteed annual wage isnít a good idea, but itís premature.
A guaranteed annual wage would be an open invitation to the "professionally indolent" to escape the jobs that no one wants to do, but everyone agrees need to be done. like the individual in the link below:

ww.city-data.com/forum/great-debates/2326133-what-should-we-do-about-justin.html

No flaming way! we are going to have to find a way, (firm, but fair) to motivate the abusive few, (whose numbers, unfortunately, are growing).

Last edited by 2nd trick op; 09-22-2018 at 01:21 PM..
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Old 09-22-2018, 03:56 PM
 
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A guaranteed annual wage would be an open invitation to the "professionally indolent" to escape the jobs that no one wants to do, but everyone agrees need to be done. like the individual in the link below:

ww.city-data.com/forum/great-debates/2326133-what-should-we-do-about-justin.html

No flaming way! we are going to have to find a way, (firm, but fair) to motivate the abusive few, (whose numbers, unfortunately, are growing).
We are subsidizing a certain percentage of the population no matter what.
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Old 09-23-2018, 11:21 AM
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Location: Charleston, SC
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Oh my. Your a realtor. You can make your job last any number of hours you want.
Not in the real world. People who want success need to put in the hours. My phone rings from 7am to 9-10pm 7 days a week. I'm busy weeks ans weekends, wouldnt know what a 30 hour week would look like. Id probably be bored and anxious all week.
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Old 09-23-2018, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Not in the real world. People who want success need to put in the hours. My phone rings from 7am to 9-10pm 7 days a week. I'm busy weeks ans weekends, wouldnt know what a 30 hour week would look like. Id probably be bored and anxious all week.
No real estate agent is forced to take any particular number of clients.
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Old 09-24-2018, 03:20 PM
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Location: Charleston, SC
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No real estate agent is forced to take any particular number of clients.
Ones with mortgages and 4 kids to feed are....
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Old 09-24-2018, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Ones with mortgages and 4 kids to feed are....
No. Just like any other American, they have the right and ability to choose a profession/job based on what they think is a reasonable set of expectations versus benefits.

Real estate agents make a ridiculous amount of money for the hours they spent on any one client's house to begin with.
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Old 09-25-2018, 11:22 AM
 
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What nobody ever mentions is that automation allows manufacturing to stay in the US
because it allows manufacturing to remain competitive with manufacturing in China, Vietnam, etc.

But go and keep on demonizing automation.
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