This is the tragedy of our economic development in Georgia. Through free trade agreements, FDI, and idiotic like embracement of every new technological innovation by the government, the actual people in Georgia are unemployed or working poor, in debt and trying to leave the country as soon as they can. In Agara, the employees are staying to fight for a chance to work.
The sugar factory closed down, throwing hundreds of workers out claiming they aren’t making profits to keep producing sugar since the foreign competition is too much though there is profit just not enough for these greedy capitalists. Instead, they are turning to using the factory to mine bitcoins. The workers blocked the entrance this morning to not let anyone in the factory.
No one cares about all these unemployed people and their families. The workers say, there aren’t any other places to work, while the factory owners don’t feel they are culpable. The government doesn’t feel culpable.
Bitcoin mining employs very little people and places hope in a speculative investment while using up tons of energy. We don’t produce anything anymore.
Maybe we should all just leave Georgia and move away to other countries, so we can lend our entire country to cryptocurrency mining. We don’t want the people to interfere with the economy.