Okay so I got bored a few days ago and decided to watch some Judge Judy. I forget the exact details of the case, but I remember Judge Judy going on a rant about how in "her America" a company is under no obligation to provide employment opportunities to anyone and should be allowed to fire anyone for any reason they see fit. She went on to say something about how she thinks the problem with the US today is that people feel entitled to a job. Now, I'm kind of on the fence with this argument. On the one hand I can see the point of those who say that business owners do have a responsibility to society since they are the driving force behind the economy and provide the easiest means for the average person to obtain the money they need to survive. On the other hand however, I sort of see where Judge Judy is coming from. While I don't agree with the more extreme parts of her view, but I do sometimes wonder how much freedom we should give business owners to decide how many jobs, if any, they want to offer to the public. So what does CFC think? Should businesses be obligated to add jobs to the economy, or should that decision be left completely up to the business owner? For example, lets say there is a small town in which the majority of the residents are employed by Factory X. Now some awesome new technology comes out that would allow Factory X to completely automate all of its processes, requiring little to no human supervision. Should the owner of Factory X be allowed to lay off all his/her employees and automate, or should he/she be "forced" (for lack of a better word) to preserve the town's jobs?