I'm sure the cons can dine on a sumptuous meal of libertarianism as they all boldly go into the world to retrain themselves to do MRI scans and other technical positions at 40 to 50 years of ageThat's a downside of all the background checks being done now. Many businesses refuse to hire ex-cons.
We as a society need to turn ex-cons into law abiding productive citizens who won't return to a life of crime.
I'm a free market libertarian for the most part, and libertarians are saying that automation has always eliminated some jobs, but new jobs opened up as a result.
That may have been true then, but I'm not so sure it'll be true now.