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"I know that these things have happened in the past but the arguments of "just get a job elsewhere" are going to disappear."
Before covid in the UK and US there was full employment. There is plenty scope for more jobs as people do want stuff and experiences and whatever.
"Currently the very companies that are pushing much of this automation are the ones that are contributing least to society financially with their dubious accounting practices."
Or contributing the most. Look at amazon, often lower prices at a good level of service and decent delivery times. By their existence providing to the people what they want these big companies are contributing.
"If the warehouses & delivery are all automated that is an awful lot of people who now have no income"
And vastly more have a better experience/product/price. And those who have no income get income from the state until they go do something else.
"We will all be impacted because if Governments are not able to raise the money to support the increasing numbers of jobless everything collapses."
That would probably easily resolved by the gov going on a diet. Slim the excesses and woke crap. Committees for the kind of biscuit to be given to committees and boondoggle projects and people would get more bang for their tax paying buck.
If gov wants more money they need to provide the environment for more private growth. That is where the money comes from so thats what is needed to gain increased tax income. Not just demanding more for spaffing. If the govs managed to steal everything from the billionaires it would probably last about 5 minutes before they had double spent it all.