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Come to the salon RACE AGAINST THE MACHINE, Tues, April 29 from 7:30-9pm at the Red Rock Cafe in downtown Mountain View. Bill Gates says robots will take our jobs unless we eliminate the minimum wage and all taxes (see below). Alternative journalist Lynne Parramore says these are just fear tactics raised by elites to convince us to lower our pay and benefits. What’s the truth? Akshay will review the book Race Against the Machine. Alison will add a few comments and we can all discuss. If you’d like to do reading, here are some sources:
Microsoft founder and GMO enthusiast Bill Gates made some pretty grim predictions during an appearance at an event hosted by right-wing think tank the American Enterprise Institute. Grim for them? No, no, silly little person: Grim for you! According to Gates, people are underestimating the number of jobs that will be lost to robots, and unless we’re willing to cut payroll and income taxes out altogether, future businesses will likely not be willing to hire human beings that need jobs. Gates is also against raising the minimum wage, as he sees that as potential discouragement as well. So get ready to work for peanuts or not work at all.