Re: As for construction many of the old types of work are now done by machines.This did not matter while the economy was expanding.But now that we are in a recession it is much harder for someone to get a job digging dirt since machinary does so much of it nowdays.The days when we all lined up in grading crews with racks and pickaxes is long gone in most of America .
Precisely, Pete. Just another example of how modern late-capitalist society and its penchant for substituting machines for men, warps human nature and human relations. Man was made to work, and by getting rid of human labor, our late-capitalist civilisation has deformed the meaning of what it is to be human.
The day will come when late-capitalist American society falls, and we will return to a simpler age when we construct buildings and ditches with less machines and more labor, and we will all be better off for it. Even Mr. Yglesias.
\”Man was made to work\”?