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A libertarian view of this

A libertarian view of this "crisis" is the recognition that these people are unemployed not because they are somehow biologically obsolete, but simply because they are the inevitable byproduct of government ring fencing politically better connected union workers and economically illiterate upper class clowns indoctrinated into believing there is something romantic about supporting labor unions to the detriment of non unionized labor.

As Rothbard and others have pointed out since pretty much forever, in a free society, there is no involuntary unemployment. The only way to engineer an underclass of the unemployed, is to introduce restrictions of people's freedom of association and contract. Which Michigan has done to a greater degree than most other states, with entirely predictable results.