Run on 20-hours work for 40-hours pay funded by Earned Income Credits!
Robotization and Automation will and has destroyed many jobs!. Today,it takes fewer than 20 workers to produce what 100 workers produced in 1970! This is called "the productivity trap" and it will eventually destroy the economic, political and social freedoms that are associated with free-markets. The only way to prevent the collapse of the modern industrial economy is to share the work, and share the surplus net income. To the contenders for the US Presidency and Senate: please publicly declare your support or opposition to an International Treaty among the 50 top trading nations in word trade which would mandate doubling the minimum hourly wage; and halve the weekly full-time work week, with the extra wage-per-hour paid for not by the employers, but by EICs (Earned Income Credits) funded by Social-Profits-Sharing Surtax of 95% of the surplus net personal incomes of the general rich in each nation. The "general rich" in the USA in 2015 was any natural person who net $75,263.21 Per Adult in their family in 2015, AFTER all costs of doing business, After true depreciation whose pro-rated currency values are actually saved per year over the life-time of the actual investment, after all taxes, especially income-taxes, and after all donations. All Personal Residual Consumption Incomes above that amount must be taxed at 98%, to go solely into a Trust-Fund for 20-4-40 + EICs, and never into General Revenue, and never to enlarge government bureaucracy. We residents of our NFP (Not-for-Profit) organization: "St. Marcellus House(s) of Hospitality for Homeless Veterans and Others"; we each work full-time at Illinois minimum wage of $8.25 per hour for 40-hours a week and we just barely pay our costs of commuting 80-miles a day round-trip to and from work and other overhead costs-of-working. We are shocked and disgusted to see that workers with children and/or elderly dependents are generally unable to save any funds for a rainy day, and unable to afford to buy shares of stock in the companies we work for, so that we may become worker/owners of our own jobs. That is the aim of the "Ownership-Society" that all sober-minded peoples aspire to, at least since Ronald Reagan and Milton Friedman convinced the Congress to enact Earned-Income Credits into the tax-code