Low skill/intelligence worker
First of all, this is not a troll post. I would like to see genuine conversation.
My dad worked minimum wage his entire life and I grew up “poor white trash”. He didn’t have to. In nearly every job he was at, call it mental illness or stubbornness or whatever, when he was commended and offered a promotion he turned it down or quit because he never wanted to be a manager or a team leader or whatever. In my teens, he was offered a good paying job at a local munitions plant due to his veteran status if he would just get his GED. He refused to go. There are a lot of people with families who for one reason or another will never get off the bottom rung of the latter.
I mention low intelligence workers also because a large portion people can’t be retrained. The person who is perfectly capable of wrapping a cheeseburger or ringing up groceries may not be capable of using email on their phone which is why they only use Facebook for everything which is the limit of their abilities.
My question to you is, what is the Libertarian response when even the lowest rung jobs require at least some specialized training. I believe that day is coming soon. Right now it’s cheaper and more efficient to set up screens at McD’s than to have cashiers. Soon it will be more efficient to have robotic cooks also. Leave it to a government and they’ll invent manual labor jobs (work houses?) or set up universal income. Both of those ideas leave a bad taste in my mouth, however I don’t see a market solution to this one outside of voluntary charities and they can only do so much.
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