Thang Tran Posted 10 months ago Erik Brynjolfsson: The key to growth? Race with the machines If you still think the US is still Feudal you need to look up the definition of Feudal. There is a strong Union movement in the United States but only for select industries and jobs. Teacher's unions, skilled laborers' unions, and airline unions to say a few. Dude, I'm referring to what you are saying as philosophical and I was referring to not his talk. I made the observation to show the distinction between what he was talking about and what you are talking about. I'm not marginalizing what you are talking about by calling it philosophical. Political science, Marxism, those philosophical ideas agree with what you are saying and help bolster it. The industrial revolution's damage was acknowledged and overcome. The government has provided incentives for companies to provide protection from the dangers that workers are exposed to. The philosophers of the time of the Industrial Revolution realized this like Waldo and commented on the cruelty of factories.