Men wanted – skilled workers – automation looms. Skilled work always was and still is the domain of men; relatively few and insufficient instances of a few women who wish to be like men excepted.
In all developed nations a serious shortage of skilled workers is developing (see appended examples). That is not an unforeseen or unexpected social development. It is a condition that was deliberately created in a political evolution that put ideology over common sense.
Unfortunately, the noble dreams of feminists and liberal social engineers to the contrary, the reality of the economy is that the welfare and growth of national economies cannot be based on the outcomes of affirmative action policies, hiring quotas and entitlements, it must be based on rewarding excellence and quantity and quality of performance on the job.
A society that puts equality—in the sense of equality of outcome—ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom. The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom, and the force, introduced for good purposes, will end up in the hands of people who use it to promote their own interests.
Milton and Rose Friedman
in Free to Choose: A Personal Statement
(Milton Friedman won the 1976 Nobel Prize for Economics)
Freedom, Equality, and Society’s Treatment of Men and Families
The job market for skilled workers had for centuries and thousands of years been based on just that, the rewarding of excellence, so that both men and women were rewarded for what they are best suited for: men for being providers and protectors and making sacrifices in the work place for their families in whom they were the fathers and heads of the households, and women for being managers of the home domain and making sacrifices for raising and educating children at home in the safety and comfort provided and protected by men.
Being freed from the competition arising out of two essentially conflicting roles, both men and women were able to devote themselves to what they could do best, with the full knowledge and confidence that by having a man and a woman work as a team in providing and caring for their contribution to the next generation of functioning, respectful, law-abiding and productive citizens the welfare of their families, communities and nations was promoted and assured…. (Full Story)
Fathers for Life (2018 07 08): The article identified above discusses the upcoming and catastrophic shortage of skilled workers that is developing world-wide and will begin to be the cause of serious multi-year delays in major, critical construction jobs.
So, we are back to where things always were: Men wanted, skilled workers, that is, except there is a complication, automation.
Automation has an impact. If not enough skilled workers can be educated and produced, automation will come into play, especially when the cost of skilled labor rises. The unti cost of production determines where a job must be performed and whether a job will be done by man or machine.
Automation is being automated. There are now software programs that determine what job processes can and should be automated.
The higher the cost of skilled labor, of any labor, the more of an incentive that creates to automate work, to transfer jobs from people to machines. Not only that, but now many jobs can no longer be performed by people. They must be performed by machines. Check this video: ‘The Rise of the Machines – Why Automation is Different this Time‘.