It’s not at all how our world is. That’s why we have food stamps and section 8 housing and Medicaid. People who can’t find work or who can’t earn enough to support themselves do get paid, from tax money. And when all those waiters and truck drivers and the like lose their jobs from automation there will be more people who cannot find a job that will pay them enough to live on. You will either have employers pay people enough to live on or the taxpayers will. Personally, I prefer that employers do it instead of me.

Graduate of Stanford University & U.C. Berkeley Law School. Author of 17 novels and over 200 Medium columns on Economics, Politics, Law, Humor & Satire.

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