Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Luddite Party '08

Obama speaks out to the kind of change and new future he wants to bring us:

"Globalization and technology and automation all weaken the position of workers," he said, and a strong government hand is needed to assure that wealth is distributed more equitably. He spoke aboard his campaign bus, where a big-screen TV was tuned to the final holes of the U.S. Open golf tournament.

After he turned off the marvel of technology he exited his luminous means of conveyance and went out to smash some looms.

One wonders what Obama's solution is to this weakened posiiton. Perhaps restrictions on automation, maybe we can ban ATMs and welding robots.

For globalization, I suppose we can go to isolationist trade practices.

Via Glen

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