As I have a distinct preference for slow food, it has been decades since I’ve entered a McDonald’s burger and fries emporium. So I won’t be affected directly by the robots that dreary chain has announced that it will employ rather than its traditional work force of pimply-faced, reads-below-grade-level adolescents that in some precincts will soon cost $15 an hour, WAY more than they’re worth. More than the robot can do the job for.
But we’ll all pay for this indirectly through various government handouts to the army of adolescents now on their parents’ porch instead of on the job, making money honestly, getting experience, and, in most cases, preparing to move on to something higher and better. We can call this the Bernie Sanders Tax, made necessary by the robots on the deep-fried left who have about as much economic sense as road salt.
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