Average is over
God is Dead!
December 5th, 2017 12:17pm
a small minority of highly educated and capable of working collaboratively with automated systems will become a wealthy aristocracy; the vast majority will earn little or nothing,
Sounds about right,
Really? I don't think the existing wealthy aristocracy will allow that. They'll cut education spending, research spending, disallow reporting on Global Warming, support Religious Schools, anything it takes.
The existing wealthy aristocracy is not based on anything wise, scientific, or well-informed. They're based on inheriting their wealth and buying their politicians. As the latest tax-cut bill demonstrates.
And people who spend years of education to get a PhD have wasted their time, if their goal was to enter the wealthy aristocracy. Instead they needed to get born into the right families.
Time for a great cull.
Hmmm, Global Warming?
December 5th, 2017 12:24pm
Whataboutism (also known as whataboutery) is a variant of the tu quoque logical fallacy that attempts to discredit an opponent's position by charging them with hypocrisy without directly refuting or disproving their argument, which is particularly associated with Soviet and Russian propaganda.
Oh, and the wealthy aristocracy can succeed at electing Republicans who'll do their bidding, because their sales-pitch inflames the blue-collar voters with (fake) stories of how blue-collar America is being victimized by immigrants, blacks, and foreign investment. And they've got LOTS of money to fund these sales pitches.
As long as a bare majority of the American Electorate falls for these fake-news stories, from fake-news outlets like Breitbart and Fox-News, the wealthy aristocracy can have their way. At least, until their short-sighted policies fail in huge recessions. But hey, that's 8 years away. And the electorate has already forgotten 2000 through 2008 SO quickly.
STH - last time I checked, the super-rich contribute to Democrats also.
December 5th, 2017 7:06pm
"at electing Republicans who'll do their bidding,"
How does it *always* end up back here with you....?
Because Republicans have spent decades doing the bidding of the wealthy? While Fox-News promotes propaganda saying they're doing a wonderful job? While the rest of us have to suffer the recurrent booms and recessions created by their economic policies, which Fox-News blames on the Democrats. So we elect even MORE Republicans.
It's like the air you breathe -- it's everywhere.