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Remember when every TV pundit suddenly realized nurses, bus drivers, postmen, delivery people and janitors were "essential workers"?

Now, the same imbeciles are noticing that cooks, servers, truck drivers and others are also "essential workers". And that life without restaurants or opened shops really suck.

Soon, the very same idiots may well realize that moving entire industries to China and having just-in-time supply chains because $PROFITS is not such a good idea.

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Of course, the truth is: all workers are "essential". They supply all the work, including the back-breaking kind.

The CEOs pocket the profits. And then they complain about not finding enough compliant workers and justify moving everything to a dictatorship.

Tax the rich. Raise the minimum wage.

@ParadeGrotesque the upper %10 are already taxed a lot. It’s the lower end that doesn’t pay its fair share. Raising minimum wage does nothing, the cost of living will just increase. We’ve already seen this play out. This is a fool’s narrative.

@jakub

The numbers about upper-upper-class taxation and Gini Coeff worldwide strongly disagree with you.

Raising the min wage may lead to inflation, but inflation is easier to bring down than getting out of a deflation spiral.

@ParadeGrotesque @jakub
i heard self service checkout fell out of fashion in the USA because it turned out humans were cheaper than robots. but only in the USA.

@ParadeGrotesque @jakub by international stsndards the US minimum wage is beyond a joke. we can worry about inflation when minimum wage workers no longer need to make tough choices about whether to feed their kids or buy insulin

@ParadeGrotesque I think you're being overly optimistic of their cognitive skills.

@ParadeGrotesque I may be a bit pessimistic, but I think that your prediction may be a bit optimistic.

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