The Angry Mob

Had an interesting chat with Jonathan last night. Made me think of this quote..

“Sure we put the factory in the toilet, hundreds of people will be out of work now, not to mention the angry mob that’ll come after us when there’s no power.” — Mike, Monsters Inc.

What if you had an idea that could radically improve on some of the obvious inefficiencies of the world and probably put a large number of people out of work?

Well, it’s happened before. The printing press and the steam engine did this. Then again.. somebody like Ted could come after you.

1 thought on “The Angry Mob

  1. Don’t put more people out of work faster than your society can comfortably absorb and re-deploy them and it should be okay.

    Sometimes it is also possible to directly increase the capacity of a society to absorb unemployed folk.

    Also, Ted had a specific problem with folk cutting down the specific forest he was trying to live in, not unemployment!

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