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Statement on Automation and Small Business

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The face of small business has radically changed over recent decades as community designs have physically separated retail establishments from residential dwellings. Franchises have replaced most neighborhood based “mom and pop” shops knowledgeable of both customers and products. Remote manufacturing and operationally efficient distribution companies have replaced community based artisans and manufacturers. Intelligent Automation offers a path for a return of the artisan and the small retailer, as smart tools will enable even the smallest business to participate in a new model of coopetition as they become both customers and suppliers to the competition.
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Statement on Labor and Automation

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On Feb 15, 1962, US President John F. Kennedy declared automation “as the major domestic challenge of the Sixties -- to maintain full employment at a time when automation, of course, is replacing men.”
Nearly fifty years later, a typical American worker made no product of labor. He shopped in malls and markets where except for groceries, medicines, financial services and easily copyable media, the goods he or she consumed were made in another country and often bought with money borrowed from the savings of citizens in another country.
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EC Container 6