Friday, September 9, 2011

No cure for stupid...

That's an ugly title to this post, I apologize. But, I just don't know what else to say. Rush Limbaugh is the "professor" to conservatives throughout the country and he is not a smart person. How else can you explain how a grown man could read an opinion piece on CNN and have no idea what the author was talking about.

Click HERE to read Limbaugh's take on Douglas Rushkoff's piece - Are jobs obsolete?

An excerpt from Rushkoff's argument:
"We're living in an economy where productivity is no longer the goal, employment is. That's because, on a very fundamental level, we have pretty much everything we need. America is productive enough that it could probably shelter, feed, educate, and even provide health care for its entire population with just a fraction of us actually working."..."Our problem is not that we don't have enough stuff -- it's that we don't have enough ways for people to work and prove that they deserve this stuff."

Rushkoff is making a simple, yet fascinating, argument that our world has completely changed. Much like when Hunting and Gatherer's started farming, or when technology led to tractors and industrial farming, we've got more people than we have need for jobs... in the other periods in our history we developed the arts or we developed the merchant/service class, the question for Rushkoff (and the rest of us) is what do the "extra" workers do now?

But, the Chancellor at the EIB University thinks this has something to do with Obama? He thinks it all part of some plot? There is no cure for stupid.

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