This interview confirms my view that Obama is a pseudo-Marxist. Productivity gains causing unemployment is a Marxist argument. Like all the other Marxist arguments, it fails to see anything besides what happens to specific workers in the “proletariat.”
In the mind of Barack Obama, our free market system and our values of personal responsibility and hard work are the "oppressors" of workers in the “proletariat.” Obama clearly believes in the philosophy of "from each according to his ability; to each according to his need." In other words, the "producers" in our society must care for and support the "non-producers" in our society.
Richard Epstein on Barack Obama, his former Chicago Law Colleague
"Obama has openly said of himself that he “benefited from” affirmative action, i.e. affirmative action got him into elite institutions — and we know his course load at Harvard law was very left-wing agenda-law heavy in content, e.g. critical race studies law & critical legal studies law & discrimination law & constitutional law with leftist & Democrat partisan professors.
His grades at Occidental & Columbia are unknown, but reports are they were not outstanding, and there is no record of special honors, etc. Reports of his high school years don’t say anything about particular outstanding academic achievement.
Obama never published in peer review publications, and his one Columbia undergraduate essay is very weak, and his post college essay on Alinsky is routine. It took Obama years to write his wordy and heavily fictionalized first memoir.
So, you’ve given us evidence that Obama doesn’t have bright views about economics — in fact he has dim-witted views. And you’ve give us evidence that he isn’t a quick study."