Last night I happened to watch 60 Minutes, which I rarely do, but stumbled across a segment that they said was on robots. The segment was really on automation in general, rather than robotics specifically. But the gist of the peace regarded the changing world that Americans face due the rapid pace of automation technologies. Many here know that manufacturing is rapidly returning to America, returning at a rate much faster than it left. Many also know that most of the jobs associated with manufacturing are not returning. Automation is replacing low skilled workers on a massive scale. Computer controlled equipment can do jobs with far greater precision at a lower cost than people can. These are irrefutable. The conclusion that 60 minutes came to is that automation will push the lower segments of society into persistent poverty, as entry level jobs are eliminated by automation. As a middle age man, this is the same old song and dance to me. I was taught by public schools in the 70's that computers would replace everyone. It never happened, quite the opposite. But I do see the left paving a path to more economic realignment using workers displaced by automation as the catalyst for demands of more fascist and socialist entanglement and ever greater power to the state.