Silicon Valley Has an Empathy Vacuum(newyorker.com)

5 years ago from Pedro Pinto, Product

  • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, 5 years ago

    In most countries, taking care of people whose life has been disrupted by new technologies would be the government's job. Losing your job as a truck driver wouldn't be as bad if it didn't also mean losing your health care benefits.

    7 points
    • Kyle DeckerKyle Decker, 5 years ago

      Exactly. The problem isn't that we're developing ways to accomplish things without human labor—the problem is that we have not put adequate social safety nets in place to ensure that people can maintain their standard of living and work fewer hours.

      A step in the right direction would be making public college tuition free and granting a universal basic income to all citizens.

      6 points
    • Phil RauPhil Rau, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

      The only reason healthcare benefits are even attached to our jobs in the first place is because of the wage caps set in place by Woodrow Wilson.

      0 points
    • John PJohn P, 5 years ago

      In most countries, taking care of people whose life has been disrupted by new technologies would be the government's job

      Easy to take peoples livelihoods away when you can blame someone else ey?

      SV disgusts me.

      0 points