McDonalds kiosks to replace staff

The Daily Wire reports:

Workers complaining because McDonald’s would not raise their wages might want to start looking for other jobs sooner rather than later: CEO Steve Easterbrook has announced that by 2020, every McDonald’s in the U.S. will be stocked with self-order kiosks.

1,000 stores will get the new kiosks every quarter for the next two years; they already exist in around 3,500 of the roughly 14,000 domestic outlets. Half of the McDonald’s in the United States will feature the kiosks by the end of this year

The higher minimum wages are set, the more incentive there is to replace humans with technology. This is arguably quite good for the overall economy. But it’s very tough on those minimum wage workers who end up unemployed.

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