Meet Con Artist Andrew Yang


#1

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Con artist Yang tells us how new technologies have “destroyed more than 4 million US jobs”. Con artist Yang is counting on the American people being too stupid to know that millions of new jobs are actually created when new technologies are introduced.

Con artists Yang also wants to use the force of government taxation to implement what he calls the “Freedom Dividend”, a universal basic income (UBI) for every American adult over the age of 18: “$1,000 a month, no strings attached.” [NOTE; America’s population above 18 is approximately 209 million.].

Con artist Yang proposes a new tax on those evil companies “benefiting most from automation”, to finance his UBI. But this is nothing more than a calculated gimmick ___ the old and tired attack on the wealthy ___ a rope-a-dope scheme which blatantly promises to abuse the power of federal taxation, using it to buy votes at $1,000 a month for each vote, or about $ 2.5 TRILLION a year rise in federal taxation to buy his votes, which would dwarf the annual federal pay out for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

And this Con Artist is still in the race and qualifies to be in the next debate? Could con artist Yang be right, and that a majority of the American people are actually as stupid as Yang believes they are?

JWK

They are not “liberals” or “progressives”. The Democrat Party Leadership is infested with communists and socialists who delude, lure and addict our nations needy with free government cheese.


#2

Not going to debate a universal income… my concern though is the effect of automation. As much as some people parrot the whole millions of jobs created trope in the past, this ignores what automation/ai is actually looking to replace and how so far the only jobs being created these days is low quality service jobs that pay a nickle at best.

“But Maylar! The Industrial Revolution created more jobs than it destroyed!”

You are CORRECT! The thing is the industrial revolution only replaced human muscle power. It kept our brain power, and the industrial revolution created a lot of new brainy type positions.

The automation/ai revolution is different. It’s not just replacing human muscle power… it’s replacing our own BRAIN power, mostly the lower level tasks that require human ingenuity like picking the best fruits from crops, finding defects in products. You get the idea. Biiig deal you might say, nobody likes those jobs anyway! That assumes though that AI and Automation won’t get more advanced. It’s getting more advanced all the time, and jobs are in fact being destroyed that used to be considered safe.

Even IF there are some jobs we as humans won’t want robots to do, say art, live music, or whatnot… can our economy really survive on such things?

Oh wait…
AI Generated Rock Music

Live Concerts


And the technologies just keep improving. Do people really think with most of the jobs that the avg person does being replaced we aren’t going to have an economic crisis on our hands? Oh you sweet poor summer children…


#3

It’s going after work loops.

Mechanization went after manual work loops, and AI is going after white-collar work loops.

Filling out the same form, in the same places, day after day, is something we can expect automation to handle. Same to anything that can be broken down into a numeral sequence (so yes, that includes some forms of music).

But it tends to go after loops that are so costly that an alternative is in high demand, and with activities that are decidedly routine.

So what about the non-routine? You don’t have to look for degree-holder jobs to find them.

Airline baggage handling was created by the advent of a technology (airplanes), and it’s a job that has stubbornly refused mechanization as several parts of it are highly non-routine. Sorting low value from high, living cargo from non, taking the cargo you’re given and laying them in a way where they fit tightly together and don’t move around (a process called T-stacking).

Instead, mechanization has served a complementary purpose. Conveyors that get luggage out air-side by the aircraft. Small vehicles & conveyors that lift up the luggage to the handler, etc.

And it’s complimentary roles that we’ll see AI expand into most. Just like the ATM before it.

I think the fear surrounding Automation can come down a peg when you try to sit down and think of what parts of simple jobs are non-routine, reflecting on our history with mechanization and what effects that has had, and looking into what the limits of AI are.

“generalized ai” is not feasible, and it doesn’t seem people in industry are pitching it. Each instance of AI you see is highly tailored to 1 or 2 tasks, and took years and millions in R&D to get to that point.

Yes It doesn’t take years for a new job to be created. All it takes is for the technology to have simple-minded dependencies that a human cost-effectively answers.


#4

To be accurate, automation does “kill” certain jobs, but automation also creates jobs. I know first hand how automation actually creates new jobs. I used to deliver ice to people with ice boxes when I was about 12 years old. Eventually refrigerators eliminated this job for countless youths in New York City. The good news was, later in life I learned refrigeration and air-conditioning repair, and earned far more money repairing refrigeration equipment than I ever could earn delivering ice.

Yang is a con artist, and looking to buy votes with federal tax revenue as are the rest of the democrats running for office. His immigrant parents should be ashamed of him.

JWK

In every oppressive country like communist China, socialist Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela, etc., the people are disarmed and suffer the loss of inalienable rights under an iron fisted government which live large on the people’s labor. Forewarned is forearmed.