016 – Capitalist Death Throes

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Capitalist Death Throes

Economically speaking, there are greater concerns
Than the pandemic’s impact on corporate returns
Automation and AI will top all of our concerns
As capitalism struggles with it’s plunder

The killer question isn’t ‘how will robots pay their dues?’
Instead it’s ‘how will robots buy the products you produce?’
And if you don’t ‘produce’, then I’ve got some sadder news
You won’t be safe as all is torn asunder 

The thing to watch for now is the pandemic situation 
Used to justify increased employment terminations
But they won’t rehire instead they’ll seek to widen automation
The lightning strikes while we await the thunder.

(c) 2020 The Sixty Second Scribe

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