Our Steel Industry, auto industry. Our heavy industrial base no longer exists and it is not mostly due to moving off shore. When workers threaten to strike for better conditions and higher wages, industry leaders threaten to move their factory out of the country or to automate them out of a job. What is happening is massive and entire regions in our industrial states are becoming extinct. Not only heavy industrial workers are being replaced by automation but also highly educated technical workers and skilled middle class professionals are being replaced by highly advanced technology. Artists are being replaced in advertising agencies by machines that can do a better job of drawing and painting, This is not what will happen in the future, this is what is happening now! Technology is decreasing the work force today!
The few workers that are fortunate to have jobs will be well paid and be a part of the system. The revolution will be led by the displaced no longer needed workers and the former middle class that can no longer function as a middle class and others that will be priced out of the economy because a super rich oligarchy of super rich dudes, seeking the highest rate of profit in the shortest period of time will limit production of goods and services to only those that could afford to pay their incredibly high price for those goods and services. The rate of profit, not just a profit will be the name of the game. Those that will be locked out of the system will be the people that will lead the revolution!