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medialAxis"If the machine owners do not pass on most of the cost savings, then their machines need to be taxed to support general society."Yes. AISI, if their proportional gain is greater than the workers then over time, with further gains in productivity, the gap between machine owners and workers will widen...

May 2017

SimonVery good point David. In theory, extreme automation should reduce the cost of everything so less money is needed. If the machine owners do not pass on most of the cost savings, then their machines need to be taxed to support general society. Maybe land value taxes need to be considered, and restrai...

May 2017

medialAxisHere's a very simple puzzle about increased productivity I've posted elsewhere:The 100 villagers work in the fields earning £40/wk (£1/hr) with which they buy the crops they grow and convey to the market each week. They decide to fix the potholed roads and for 5 of them to maintain them full time....

May 2017
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