- Jul 22, 2009
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- Political Leaning
Gulfman, joint manager's decisions are usually correct; their enterprises cannot survive too many bad decisions and I generally don't presume to argue with them. But sometimes I wonder if an industry is not just following a current fashion rather than thinking the entire concept all the way through.I'm a proponent of more robots in fast food joints.
Automation reduces per unit costs and/or improves quality and/or consistency of those products’ quality. It has not and will not be to USA’s net economic detriment.
Automation tools, assembly lines, and methods require labor to design, create, maintain, and repair them even if they may not require many people to operate them.
Automated production, no less than the production of any other services or goods products, requires production supporting labor and enterprises.
Automation has always been, and I expect it will continue to be to our nation's best interest. To the extent that labor's costs are less, introduction of automation is delayed. This is typical of our world's poorest economies.