Channeling Bastiat

Frederic Bastiat would be proud:

[I]f the Chinese and Indians are taking American jobs now, what about the forklift, the bulldozer, and the shovel! After all, the forklift can do the job of a dozen young men, men with limited schooling, strong work ethics, and living union wages. Replacing all those youths -- America's future -- with a machine just goes to show you how crazy this world has become.

And it gets worse -- a single bulldozer can replace hundreds of jobs, maybe thousands, so those are a terrible threat too. Likewise the humble shovel, although it looks innocent enough, has been the greatest destroyer of teaspoon-based earth-moving since, well, the shovel. A choice between one man and a shovel, or a dozen men with teaspoons is clear to me, and I'm sure it is clear to you also.

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