articles tagged: economy
why humans won’t become obsolete unless we choose to make them that way
# tech

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?
# tech

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
# politics

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?
# tech

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...

wealth, taxes, and snake oil finance
# politics

wealth, taxes, and snake oil finance

Extreme inequality caused by runaway capital gains is eating away at the global economy. But high taxes on passive income won't be a panacea.

that’s not what we meant by iron chef…
# tech

that’s not what we meant by iron chef…

The next job in line to get automated seems to be line cooks, raising even more alarms about the future of work and the economy.

the futile search for the goldilocks employee
# politics

the futile search for the goldilocks employee

Companies are becoming so unreasonably picky that management experts and consultants are alarmed. Potential employees should be too.

why there are phds in the unemployment line…
# education

why there are phds in the unemployment line…

We're ignoring the fact that the professors who teach future generations are in deep financial holes and can't seem to get out.

the fundamentalist problem of a modern society
# politics

the fundamentalist problem of a modern society

People of faith contribute to society in countless ways. Fundamentalists, however, are a millstone around its neck.

the rise and fall of the mythical corporation
# politics

the rise and fall of the mythical corporation

Did the politicians and pundits who sing the virtues of corporate wisdom and privatization ever actually work for one?

    newer articles
older articles