Sunday, February 25, 2024

the "great question"................

 But the issue boils down to whether people—not just those with elite credentials and skills—actually matter in a technological age.  Wendell Berry, the Kentucky-based poet and novelist, observed that the "great question" hovering over society is "what are people for?"  By putting an "absolute premium on labor-saving devices," we may be creating more dependence on the state while undermining the dignity of those who want to do useful work.  

-Joel Kotkin, The Coming of Neo-Feudalism: A Warning to the Global Middle Class

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