My background is libertarian but I now feel some form of communism could be in our future, by default.
First, consider that deflationary factors could drive economies into permanent stimulus with scant regard for debts. Even Bloomberg admits that the Bank of Japan may own a big chunk of their stock market already. If they are forced into buying up stocks and bonds without end in order to avoid collapse, then we have a form of communism – if you consider things such as the Fed to be part of the government. Second, suppose automation does give us mass production of quality goods at very low prices? If scarcity has always been the obstacle in socialist systems, then this might overcome it. Leaders in China may believe this to be true – and time will tell if they are correct. From: Daniel Rocha [mailto:danieldi...@gmail.com] Sent: Friday, October 13, 2017 5:57 AM To: John Milstone <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [Vo]:Robots to replace writers. I guess you are being ultra left here. The guy is showing will to learn and you are kind of snubbing him. 2017-10-13 3:29 GMT-03:00 Che <comandantegri...@gmail.com<mailto:comandantegri...@gmail.com>>: This is just (yawn) one more fake 'post-marxist' analysis (of which there has been plenty: 'Post Modernism' being the exemplar of this genre). Dismissing the importance of those CENTRAL materialist concepts -- the Means and Mode of Production -- is a dead giveaway that this is just one more quasi-/pseudo-'scientific' analysis. With a suspect political-economic -- no doubt petit-bourgeois liberal -- agenda behind it, of course. -- Daniel Rocha - RJ danieldi...@gmail.com<mailto:danieldi...@gmail.com>