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September 05, 2022


Peter Garrison

Replicants will take entry-level jobs.
They will be hated and vandalized.
Who will speak for the robots’ dreams?

Joe Baylock

Newsom signed it yesterday. The Journal writes:

Michaela Mendelsohn, an El Pollo Loco franchisee in Southern California, said she recently put on hold plans to add to her group of six stores because of the measure.

If wages shoot up, she added, she will consider eliminating cashier positions or installing kiosks in her California locations that allow customers to input orders.

“We’ve gone too far here,” Ms. Mendelsohn said. “It’s just really discouraging.”

Some industry opponents said they have held preliminary discussions about mounting a referendum campaign that would aim to put the issue before California voters in 2024, and seek to invalidate the law.
Here come the replicants (love that movie Peter)

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