Consider these propositions: Obama and ATM’s; Obama and Obamacare insurance exchange web sites which were suppose to be like shopping experiences at Travelocity or Amazon; Obama and the “tech surge” to fix Obamacare insurance exchange web sites. (1) (2) (3)
Hence technology is sinister and job destroying when it is handy to make a Luddite/Neo-Luddism political argument regarding automated teller machines (ATM‘S). Technology is great and grand as a political argument regarding a labor saving device when it is for insurance purchases on a web site. Technology to fix broken technology is a political argument of labor saving devices to save broken labor saving devices. (4) (5)
One is a Luddite when being a Luddite is convenient. One is all about technology when being techie is convenient.
The common thread being: convenient political arguments.
(1) Barack Obama Thinks an ATM Ate Your Job, Redstates, 07/15/2011
(2) New health insurance markets: Not like Travelocity, Yahoo News, 07/26/2013
(3) Obama administration vows 'tech surge' for HealthCare.gov, Cnet, 10/20/2013