by Greg Campbell | April 18, 2016 6:49 pm
Free-market economics is fairly easy to understand. The market sets prices, but when government gets involved, it creates rippling effects that can have disastrous consequences. As economic morons crusade for $15 an hour for fast-food employees, they are condemning these employees to unemployment as they can easily be replaced by machines. Now, the McDonald’s of the future has been revealed and unsurprisingly, it doesn’t include an overpaid order-taker.
From BizPac Review:
The McDonald’s of the future has been revealed — and it doesn’t need $15-an-hour minimum wage order-takers.
A new 6,500-square-foot McDonald’s is set to be opened in Missouri this June and among its futuristic features are kiosks where customers can place their order, eliminating the need for the entry-level positions.
Co-owner Chris Habiger told the St. Joseph News-Press that the kiosks will make it easier for customers to build their orders.
“There really are hundreds of different choices to build the burger of your dreams,” Habiger said.
The restaurant won’t eliminate employees altogether; the futuristic McDonald’s will offer table service to couches and armchairs where customers will be seated.
“Once you’ve placed your order, you can find your seat because we’ll bring it out to you,” he said.
But make no mistake: The more entry-level workers battle for a pay increase, the more businesses, like fast-food establishments, will move towards automation.
This is what happens when liberal greed and a lack of economic understanding collides. When we focus on validating the demands of those who assert that they deserve $15 an hour, we lose sight of the reality staring us in the face.
Do you know why there aren’t newspaper-selling newsboys on street corners anymore? It’s because technology rendered the job obsolete and economically unviable.
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