Coal mining is not "unskilled". And yes, it's possible: one way to set up industry so that it pays laborers a living wage is through labor unions, suitably protective tariffs, graduated scale income taxes bearing heavily on the wealthy, etc. That's how we did it before, and it worked for generations.So do you think it might be possible to set up the industry so it creates equally high paying, and unskilled, jobs?
Of course. That's why we invented government - to get the externalized costs matched up with the externalized benefits.Why shouldn't we be expected to work something out where the burden of change is shared equally by all, rather than concentrated largely on the shoulders of a few?