McDonald’s Reacts To $15 Minimum Wage, Announce All U.S. Stores To Be Automated

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  1. mistawiskas

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    It's always been a given. But, on the other hand, Hillary being a politician, would have enacted policies to benefit politicians.
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    You mean, what's good for billionaires might not be good for everybody? :king::jack::king:
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    what is this emoji grouping? are you jerking royalty? is it the burger king?! is that why everything comes with "mayo"?!?!
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    LOL, be careful de-constructing my emojiosity, brah, you might get a little on yez.

    That's a jerk to the upper caste who think they can trickle down their "mayo" all over the middle and lower classes, who should take it with a smile or else have thier jerbs automated or sent elsewhere.
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    Interesting times are ahead.
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    :wtf::fist::pompous:
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    Actually, he is appointing people who ARE billionaires. We are about to have the richest, whitest Executive Branch in a good long while. Far from "draining the swamp" they soon will BE the swamp. The ultimate crony capitalism, where the capitalists are in charge of the agencies in charge of regulating the industries the capitalists own.
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    Now...
    The pendulum swings the other direction. Wealth redistribution didn't work too well, neither will the opposite.
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    Wealth redistribution? You mean from the middle class to the upper one percent? The same one percent that nearly caused a global depression in 2007 and 2008 while geedubbya had his thumb up his ass?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wealt...tes#/media/File:US_Wealth_Inequality_-_v2.png
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  11. mistawiskas

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    yup, that's the one.
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  12. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    On the plus side, I no longer have to worry about some pimply teenager coughing his cold onto my all-beef(!?) patty...

    Actually, I think we could automate management equally efficiently. In fact, I think there's one company that plans to do just that. Found it.
  13. mistawiskas

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    Flippin' burgers? That's not the automation we'll see. Everyone that's not at the grill will be replaced by a touch screen.
    Management is slowly being replaced by software and has been for awhile now.
    The problem is going to come when so many people are out of a job. What are all those idle hands going to do?
    You don't have to look far to see the results of no employment. just look at Detroit and Chicago. It's no wonder there's
    a movement to disarm the nation. The path we're on is not a path to a place you and I grew up in.
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    In the long run this will have the benefit of driving down the population. The problem with be the short-term adjustment, which could be revolutionary, literally. One of our culture's biggest problems is people having kids who aren't qualified to have kids, for whatever reasons, usually carelessness with birth-control, under-earning, or simple personality. Maybe one of the few good things about the 1953 mentality is people then really were more "selective" about both fucking and about deciding when it was OK to have a kid. At least the movies say so. Blah-blah-yada-yada, I'm just sort of thinking out loud.

    There's a movement to disarm the nation?
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    Just like China (prior to the one-child laws) and The Congo and Mexico as well as all the 3rd world countries? The lack of employment doesn't seem to curb births in those places.
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    Lack of employment actually increases the birthrate. It is wealth that slows the birth rate down. This is why the first world has a rapidly aging population, while the third world countries don't.

    Note the "aging population" part of the above sentence. Driving down the population won't exactly be a good thing, even with a lack of employment.

    Oh, and Happy New Years!
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    Close, but not quite. Birth rates actually drop when children go from being a familial benefit in agrarian society to an expense under industrialization.

    The drop in middle and upper class birthrates in US society is due to the delay of adulthood with the push for college education, women's liberation movements increasing the number of women in the workforce, increasing life expenses to income ratio and the prevalence of birth control. Add in a restrictive immigration policy, not raising the retirement age, people living longer and controlling for inflation and you've got a population that cannot afford to retire on their 401k or home. America needs to get past the protestant work ethic ideology that everyone needs to be working and only people who work in positions that aren't entry level deserve a living wage.
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    I think we're arguing semantics at this point, since industrialization is itself an effect of wealth, and all those delays are fueled by wealth. Women's Liberation isn't as important when you desperately need to focus on the simple act of feeding yourself, after all...
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    The problem with building sand castles? Is that the tide always comes in.