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12 minutes ago, Thinkinoutsidethebox said:

1. Government wants everybody to work yet they are financing and encouraging technology, robots, automation, globalization, exporting jobs etc. to replace people in the workforce.
2. Maybe it's time to step back and look at the big picture. What exactly is their ultimate goal? Besides buying votes?

Thread drift into economic matters, but I would like to respond:

1. It's a balance.  Government has to keep us competitive, and ensure that economic advantages from these things roll out to citizens while trying to find a way to keep people employed.  This is a struggle for all governments in these times.

2. I assure you that the government has teams of people looking at the economic big picture.  There is an almost-unspoken reality that jobs in some sectors are sacrificed for the economic whole.  Buying votes in this context is not easy either.

14 hours ago, Moonlight Graham said:

I realize there are circumstances that may make it necessary but as a society we should have more and better ways to keep children and parents together.

IF people see value in government subsidizing stay-at-home parents, then it will happen, I think.  When you think of the high-level economics of it, day care is just a cheaper and good-enough option at least for now.

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7 hours ago, Thinkinoutsidethebox said:

It is a sad state of events...

Government wants everybody to work yet they are financing and encouraging technology, robots, automation, globalization, exporting jobs etc. to replace people in the workforce. Maybe it's time to step back and look at the big picture. What exactly is their ultimate goal? Besides buying votes?

The concentration of power, wealth and influence into as few hands as possible - although this is more a mechanical physical process - a self-reinforcing cycle of privilege and allocation of opportunity.  There's no reason that should change, except to avert a revolt maybe but...nah.

Like you say, a sad state of affairs.

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