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Comment Re:Automation = Rising wages (Score 3, Insightful) 213 213

Automation doesn't occur unless labor costs are higher than the cost of automating away that job

FTFY. Lots of things can be automated that would pay a human only minimum wage, but it's even cheaper for a machine to do it.
Just because automation is happening doesn't mean people are paid well. Cost of automation goes down all the time.

Comment Re:Other than trading (Score 1) 559 559

This is very true. We would already be in sharp decline if we had freely available contraception, but there is a strong segment of the population that would ban it outright if they could, including some politicians who were in the running for president this last election.

If you have to ask how much it is, you can't afford it.