Reply to post: Re: yeah but what about the jobs...?

Govt control? Hah! It's IMPOSSIBLE to have a successful command economy

James Micallef Silver badge

Re: yeah but what about the jobs...?

"When everyone's job is automated away, we can probably be said to have achieved a post-scarcity condition where every demand can be instantly met at no cost."

Ideally yes at the 'end result' although the problem is the road to get there. What happens when half the people's jobs have been made redundant, and the other half plus roboty are the only producers? Current capitalist theory precludes taking the surplus from second group to give to the first... even though ultimately what is implied by the 'end result' is that robots are a universally or collectively owned resource rather than individually owned by the richest 1% which would be the case right now.

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