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Labor Day Should Be “Innovators Day”

Cartwright Wrote: Sep 04, 2012 7:54 PM
To reject innovation and technological advancement is actually a Marxist concept. If you invent a machine that does what people used to do by hand, you put a lot of people out of work, right? For the moment, perhaps, but in the long run new opportunities open up for many more. The invention and development of the cotton gin, the combustion engine, the assembly line, the computer, and countless other innovations eliminated many jobs during their early years, but look at how many more people are employed now, as a result of those innovations.
Blair31 Wrote: Sep 04, 2012 9:51 PM
The History Channel's Modern Marvels had an episode about the auto industry. The robot was introduced
into the American auto industry in 1979. I remember a letter to the editor in Time magazine that said: "Ten
years from now [1979], there'll be reports of humans replacing robots.

Labor Day is stupid.

A national celebration of Big Labor. Big Labor slows down economic innovation. It holds people and companies back. In a modern society, big labor unions really have no place. Big Labor pollutes our politics. It’s central planning. Some have proposed a Creator’s Day. Big massive companies can do the same thing as unions. Think ATT and Comcast want to see a lot of innovation in broadband? Think again. Instead of calling today Labor Day, I’d call it Innovators Day.