Wendy’s to replace thousands of cashiers with automated kiosks… $15 wage demands lead to accelerating unemployment and social unrest



(NaturalNews) While whiney, over-privileged “safe space” millennials were marching through the streets demanding $15 an hour wages, fast food giants like Wendy’s were quietly working on automation innovations to make them obsolete. Now, Wendy’s has announced a rollout that would terminate the employment of thousands of cashiers by replacing them with automated kiosks systems.

The first rule of protesting for higher wages is to make sure you never become such a financial burden to your employer that they seek to automate your job out of existence.

Notably, automated kiosk systems don’t complain. They work 24/7, never show up late and don’t smoke pot in the parking lot then show up to work stoned. They don’t hit on other employees, argue with customers or call in sick at the last minute. Even better, employers don’t have to pay social security taxes, workers’ comp insurance and other wage taxes on robots. For every employee demanding $15 an hour, a company is spending at least $25 an hour in total benefits, taxes and risk.

No wonder Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Burger King and everybody else is trying to figure out how to get rid of human workers altogether.

As reported in Investors.com, “self-service ordering kiosks will be made available across its 6,000-plus restaurants in the second half of the year as minimum wage hikes and a tight labor market push up wages.”

These kiosks are so easy to use that even the cashiers who get fired by Wendy’s will be able to figure out how to use them. It’s all part of the fast food industry’s ultimate goal: Render humans obsolete.

And why not? Today’s whiney, hyper-privileged youngsters are incapable of recognizing real work. They believe society owes them everything — including ridiculously high wages for low-value jobs — and that none of them should ever have to engage in any real work at all. Besides, government benefits are so high for the unemployed that it’s almost easier to get yourself fired, collect unemployment and start living off the government without having to lift a finger to support yourself.

As mandatory minimum wage hikes kick in across economically disastrous states like California, entire industries (like the fast food industry) are accelerating their search for ways to replace minimum wage workers with automated systems. Nearly everything a human worker accomplishes in a fast food setting will soon be taken over by kiosks or robotic systems, and as this happens, minimum wage workers will be booted to the curb.

That’s right: Mass unemployment is the next phase of this government-run game of economic roulette. Just as automated systems are taking over low-end jobs, open borders policies are also flooding states like California and Arizona with yet more able workers who are taking the remaining jobs away from everybody else. It’s a double squeeze, and it’s going to utterly destroy the jobs market for low-wage workers. Stupidly, they believe their way out is to demand higher wages for low-aptitude jobs. But this only ends in unemployment due to an acceleration of business investments in automated systems.

Sadly, public education has so utterly failed to teach basic economics and mathematics that almost no one understands the cause-effect relationship between higher minimum wages and accelerating unemployment. This economic ignorance is amplified by an illiterate leftist media whose finance writers got their economic theory from lunatic Marxist college professors who think that government creates wealth rather than destroying it. In their minds, wealth can be created by decree — declaring a mandatory minimum wage “by order of the King!” — and that whatever money is needed to fund such increases will magically appear out of an astral plane or a parallel universe somewhere.

But this isn’t how it works at all. In the fast food industry, profit margins are razor thin. Small increases in wages have huge impacts on long-term economic viability for franchise owners. To cover the costs of increased wages, many of these fast food chains will have to raise prices, placing their factory food menu items out of reach of even the poorest wage earners in society.

It’s not hard to see where this all takes us. As automated systems displace human workers, mass unemployment will sweep the nation. These large numbers of unemployed, angry people with all kinds of free time on their hands will eventually riot in the streets.

Sadly, the system has no use for them anymore. They are, from the point of view of globalists, “useless eaters” who are a net drain on economic resources rather than net contributors. The only real question at that point is, “How will the system get rid of all these people?”

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