Consumer preferences, reduced technology costs and government policies that increase labor costs are driving a trend toward automation in the restaurant business. If you make something more convenient and less expensive, it tends to catch on.
As recently as the 1960s, gas-station employees would rush to fill your car’s tank, wash the windows, check the oil and put air in the tires. Telephone operators made your long-distance calls and bank tellers cashed your checks. Those jobs now are either gone or greatly diminished.
Today, we reduce jobs whenever we shop on Amazon instead of our local retail outlet, use an Uber app rather than calling a cab dispatcher, order a pizza online, use an airport kiosk to print boarding passes, or scan groceries. Each of these changes in behavior has increased convenience and reduced labor costs—and competitive businesses pass the savings to their customers.
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Those in the business and financial world, after all, understand how the Clintons operate: pure Arkansas, purely transactional. You scratch my family foundation; I’ll scratch your government problem. They’ve spent a lot of money getting on Mrs. Clinton’s right side (and they certainly don’t want to be on her wrong side) so expect the corporate cash to now flow toward her election effort. Yes, Mrs. Clinton has, and will continue to have, lots of amigos in the private sector.
Left out in the cold, of course, are all those Americans who would like the straight story on Mrs. Clinton’s emails and her foundation before they have to make a decision about whom to vote for next year. Problem is, unlike Hillary, they don’t have friends in high places who can force those answers into the light of day.
Source: Hillary’s Friends in High Places
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This is incredibly bad for the country and very embarrassing for Ms. Clinton and Mr. Obama. Basically, the State department has just said that Ms. Clinton is:
- lying about turning over all relevant emails,
- is withholding information from the American people,
- throws into question each and every statement she has made regarding Benghazi.
The issue is not just that she had a private email server. The issue is that an employee of hers at the time went on TV to repeatedly give an incorrect narrative in the attacks on US personnel in Libya. If Ms. Clinton knew a different version at the time of those statements, then the Obama administration would also be guilty of lying to the people. The natural conclusion is that the administration lied for pure political gains. Mr. Obama was up for re-election just a few weeks later.
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