What i see happening in that case, is that SFD production,
while causing layoffs of FD employees, gives additional
profits/savings to the owners, managers, employees, and
customers of FDs. Part of this value is redistribution, but
a large part is just created, as the efforts are no longer sunk
into unneeded work for inefficient production of SDs.
These excess profits and savings are spent on something
else rather than SFDs - so the employees relocate to the
new place, and the balance is restored, on a higher level.
If everything in the world is made cheap and durable, then
people would just work less, and spend more time dancing,
writing poetry, having sex, and contemplating the peculiarities
of he economic process.
But in the reality, we have ever faster growth, in 3 months
(10 years on flimdoodle industry time scale), we have
HyperFlimDoodles (HFDs) introduced, and the popolation,
psyched about continuing innovations, is motivated to
work and consume more than ever before, to the extent
that they have less time than ever left for dancing, poetry,
sex, and contemplation.
- And that's exactly what has been going on for awhile now.
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