Entry from Matt Sedillo 12/5/2015
Zero to Expert in Eight Hours: These Robots Can Learn For Themselves
Pavel Alpeyev pashakun
Artificial intelligence: ‘Homo sapiens will be split into a handful of gods and the rest of us’
This is a Tipping Point: Robots “Cheaper Than Any Human Worker” Means the End of Jobs
TOPICS:Employment Mac Slavo robots
October 20, 2015
Stephen Hawking Says We Should Really Be Scared Of Capitalism, Not Robots
47% Of All Jobs Will Be Automated By 2034, And ‘No Government Is Prepared’ Says Economist
The end of capitalism has begun
Friday 17 July 2015 06.00 EDT
Entered 6/29/2015 via Fixer…
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Workers over 50 are the new ‘unemployables’
Global Capitalism and the Global Police State: Crisis of Humanity and the Specter of 21st Century Fascism
By Prof William I. Robinson
Global Research, April 21, 2015
Bloomberg News, 3/19/2015
Now Reading: Wages Haven’t Been This Crucial to U.S. Economy in Half Century
Bloomberg Business News
(Bloomberg) — When it comes to U.S. economic growth, wages may never have been this important.
The link between earnings and consumer spending has been tighter in this expansion than in any other since records began in the 1960s, according to calculations by Tom Porcelli, chief U.S. economist at RBC Capital Markets LLC in New York.
Wages have become even more critical as households, still shaken after being caught with too much debt when the recession hit, remain unwilling or unable to tap home equity or let credit-card balances balloon to buy that new television or dishwasher. By not overextending themselves again, Americans are only spending as much as their incomes will allow, meaning that 70 percent of the economy is riding on how fast pay rises.
“In an environment where credit is not being used in a material way, the fate of wages matters,” Porcelli said. “They’re doing all of the driving from a consumption perspective.”
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The European Union’s (Other) Deflationary Driver – Job Computerisation
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 03/11/2015 18:25 -0400
By Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters
More frac sand mines.
Less public access to lakes.
No local control over environment and public health protections.
More wetlands filled in.
More lakes dredged and sediment dumped into surrounding wetlands.
It sounds bad, right? Believe it or not, a package of bills authored by Senator Frank Lasee and Representative Adam Jarchow does all of that – and more. In one fell swoop, Senator Lasee and Representative Jarchow have waged war on local communities’ decision making and opened the floodgates for developers, frac sand mining companies, factory farms, and other special interests to make our water dirtier, fill in our wetlands, and run roughshod over local communities and private citizens. And, they claim to do it all in the name of “private property rights”!
These two bills are an all-out attack on our lakes, rivers, and wetlands and on the local leaders who work to protect our natural resources and public health.
Read on for details, and be sure to take action – your voice is needed now more than ever!
Assembly Bill 600/Senate Bill 459: Polluter Grab Bag
The Polluter Grab Bag goes right to the heart of the policies that protect our lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands. It’s crystal clear that, if passed into law, we’ll see filled in wetlands, dirtier rivers and streams, more development around lakes, and less public access to the waters that are supposed to belong to all of us. Here are some of the worst provisions:
Get the whole story at link, below.
Read: Conservation Voters on Special-Interest Grab-Bag Legislation