Re: 1929 deja vu

Date: Wed Apr 26 2000 - 11:40:59 MDT

In a message dated 4/26/00 10:21:51 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

<< However springing huge new technologies on a public caught unawares is
more likely to cause greater disruption than it has to. >>

    You referred several times to the disruptions in the form of unemployment
of workers caused by new technology. I agree with you.
    This also raises one issue that continues to puzzle me. We live in a
Capitalist society and enjoy its benefits yet most high school graduates and
not all college graduates ever take a course in economics. Further our
workers of all classes seem unaware that our lives are likely to get caught
up in one of these disruptions. We seem to have no idea that we need to
consider how to protect ourselves against these disruptions. Why is that?
Ron H.

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