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My assumption is this technology will eventually displace a lot of people in those warehouses. I would not say that overnight huge numbers of jobs disappear. Maybe the first indication is they don't get rid of those people but the pace of job creation slows down.feedback
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Nov 18 2016 - Ford

When it comes to building social safety net programs we are not on the forefront, that is for sure. We are the worst of any industrialized country. I am pretty sure we are not going to lead the way.feedback

Nov 18 2016 - Ford

Some day in the far future we might have an automatic economy where robots and computers are doing all the work. Right now that's a long way out. We don't have that and we are not going to have that any time soon so we don't want to destroy that incentive to work.feedback

Nov 18 2016 - Inequality

What we are seeing is that technology is driving inequality. A few people, very wealthy people, especially people who own lots of capital will do extraordinarily well because robots and technology are capital, right? A few people are going to own most of that. We are going to have to tax those people more.feedback

Nov 18 2016 - Ford

When you have more racial divisions and so forth, politically it will be harder to pass strong safety net measures. This idea of giving people money for nothing is a real adjustment for people [in America]. It goes against our basic values, a Protestant work ethic and all.feedback

Nov 18 2016 - Ford

Of course, some people, hopefully not too many, will do nothing. They will stay home and play video games, they will take drugs, whatever. That is unavoidable, that's part of the cost you are going to have to accept.feedback

Nov 18 2016 - Ford

A lot of people might do more entrepreneurial things. One thing that they have shown is that when you have a safety net, people will take more risks. It could actually result in a more dynamic economy.feedback

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