Sunday, April 17

The internet? Is that thing still around?

Why are people allowed to make these claims. This is just so crazy. Ipads are bad because they put people out of work because what's the point of going to borders if you can just download stuff to your ipad. Who thinks that way? Communists i guess. Statists who believe that any employment is good. First off he's complaining about that fact that we won't be printing books on paper. I thought that was a good thing. I thought that was saving trees, and the environment. I guess some democrats don't care about the trees. But beyond that, the idea that progress creates unemployment is best suited to a menonite town meeting. By that logic Henry fords assembly line was a bad idea because it took fewer people to do the same work which would lead to people losing their jobs. Tractors that made food easy to grow and very cheap are bad because now we don't have to employ thousands or millions of people working the fields with plows. Computers are bad because they have made everything so much easier that you don't need nearly as many people to do the same work. How about we go back to having female switchboard operators to connect all telephone calls too. That would create more jobs. Increased efficiency is automatically good for the economy. Some people will be displaced, and it will be bad for those people, but the good that is done for everyone else outweighs that loss. I'd like to say i'm socked and surprised that someone could be so stupid, but unfortunately i'm not. This is so bad it's like the stupid ideas ayn rand forces her idiot government officials to have. Ideas that are commically bad, and seem like an extreme parody that wouldn't exist in the real world, but then read the news, and there it is.


Blogger Aras said...

It's not just "like" Ayn Rand's world, it "is" Ayn Rand's world--in Anthem. That's exactly why the light bulb is forbidden: it puts the candle makers out of business.

Besides that bit of stupidity, why is the iPad singled out? I thought Kindle was the big electronic reader. iPad's actually have tons of other functions.

1:28 AM  
Blogger Liepa said...

I have heard this from so many people this week... wtf.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Trashcan said...

Well the problem is the basic idea that increasing efficiency is bad because then fewer people need to work to get the same amount of work done and so there are fewer jobs. It's just crazy on it's face. I can understand people saying such a think without ever having actually thought about what they are saying, but upon any serious thought, you must realize how crazy it is.

1:52 AM  

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