Sir Boris the Business Badger takes a short break from his many business engagements to tell you about the glorious economic future waiting for us.
Every right minded business badger knows that economists are fair weather friends at best. Sure they preach the virtues of the free market, but then they balk at sensible measures to ensure business success, like subsides and healthy monopolies.
Tyler Cowen did get it right, however, with his article on the future of America being robots and shanty towns in Texas. If America continues down the path of economic growth and development, the listless middle class will be, rightfully, pruned down to a more manageable size. The majority of people will end up working in low income jobs supporting the great automated factories and services of enterprising business badgers, such as myself.
Cowen wisely points out that people will adapt to low incomes. The housing of the future will be mirco-houses made out of recyclable material. These mirco-house communities, known cheerfully, around the world as shanty towns, offer a more realistic lifestyle for citizens of the world’s richest country.
Low taxes, minimal public services and menial low paid jobs, monitoring the robots that are actually doing the real work, will ensure a stable and prosperous society. I look forward to reaping the benefits of this utopia.
The only slight worry for me is rumours that the military has developed a new line of robots. These robots are far too ruthless and psychopathic for military service, but scored very well in business leadership tests.
Replacing poor and middle class jobs with robots is one thing, but let’s not get carried away here. Being a good business leader requires unique skills that a robot cannot replicate, like making cold clinical decisions without letting your feelings get in the way, and reciting set speeches.