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Minimum-wage offensive could speed arrival of robot-powered restaurants

Could? It absolutely willas we have said many times in this space. Good to see The Washington Post coming around.

Fast food jobs are entry level jobs. They are not meant to sustain families. And the harsh reality is that the work does not demand $15 an hour. One can not just use the magic wand of government and make it so. If we raise the minimum wage, jobs disappear. That’s just the way it is.

In many ways it stinks, particularly if one is struggling to get by. We understand that. And we also understand that “understanding” doesn’t pay the bills. But again, forcing a large increase in the minimum wage will only expedite the loss of low skilled jobs. It’s not going to make things better for many of the people holding signs in front of McDonalds.

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The Robots Are Coming

Get ready. The robotization of the workforce (and many other things) will rock the world on par with what happened with the Internet. Likely to an even greater extent, though the two technologies are closely tied of course. The coming revolution will change the way we see the world and each other. Will we make good pets or will we transcend many of the limits which shackle humanity?

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