A legitimate one, yes. The problem will be, who's going to pay for the training?
Some companies that deal directly with the public will be willing to help their displaced employees pay for training, but others that don't won't care about public opinion because it doesn't affect their bottom line.
We'll have to ensure that low interest loans and grants are available through government programs to help people, and to avoid the greater long term costs of the growing number of unemployed workers due to automation.
It's cheaper to help people to help themselves than to support them indefinitely.
We also have to prevent predatory lending practices for those that do get bank loans for training.
Workers that are buried under a mountain of debt contribute much less to the economy.
The way things are going right now, junk healthcare insurance is going to be a problem too.
Many won't realize how little their policy covers until they get sick and they're forced to ask for public assistance.
Insurance companies would love it, but that's another group of people that won't be able to contribute much to the economy.
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