articles tagged: economy
why few coal miners became coders and how “learn to code” became an insult
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why few coal miners became coders and how “learn to code” became an insult

The experiment to turn laid off coal miners into rockstar programmers has been going on for years now with little to show for it except more right wing rage on social media.

to stop global warming, seize the means of production?
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to stop global warming, seize the means of production?

In today’s Gilded Age with global warming, advocacy for socialism is on the rise, framed as a requirement to save our planet. But the idea that socialism can save us from ourselves has been tried before. It ended badly.

the trump administration is in denial about jobs and artificial intelligence
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the trump administration is in denial about jobs and artificial intelligence

Trump administration officials tells workers already or currently being replaced by robots it won't happen for another 50 to 100 years.

how we’re fighting over the future one election at a time
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how we’re fighting over the future one election at a time

A deep dive into the yawning chasm that is the urban/rural divide.

no, new yorker, tech has empathy, it’s our awful politicians who don’t
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no, new yorker, tech has empathy, it’s our awful politicians who don’t

Om Malik blames the dire state of the West on the people who spent years ringing the alarm bells instead of those who roundly ignored them.

if you think globalization has been rough to you so far, you ain’t seen nothing yet…
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if you think globalization has been rough to you so far, you ain’t seen nothing yet…

Widespread automation is about to hit the developing world, hard.

why humans won’t become obsolete unless we choose to make them that way
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why humans won’t become obsolete unless we choose to make them that way

We are not running out of jobs humans can do as computers take on more and more responsibilities. We're just choosing not to create new jobs and educate workers.

welcome human, may we compute your order?
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welcome human, may we compute your order?

Satirical articles about restaurants operated entirely by robots are starting to hit way too close to home...

putting the future within reach again
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putting the future within reach again

If we're going to meet the challenges of the future, we're going to need a plan and that plan starts with education...

all your jobs are belong to us?
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all your jobs are belong to us?

Not only are robots stealing your job, more often than not, you're helping them with nowhere to go after receiving your pink slip...

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