Luddite

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Luddite

A term for workers in the early 19th century in Britain who opposed the Industrial Revolution because increased mechanization was changing the economy and leaving them without jobs. The term has come to mean any person who opposes technological changes, especially those that impact the economy.
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Struggles over the introduction of new labor-saving technology brought Ludditism and other such social movements into being.
Would I escape the charge of Ludditism, as Murphey seeks to do, by making much of the difference between destroying machinery and advocating his compulsory Kelso-ish proposals?
We don't encourage doom, gloom, doubt or anxiety, certainly not Ludditism.