articles tagged: jobs
how automation is stealing jobs and accidentally empowering populists
# tech

how automation is stealing jobs and accidentally empowering populists

Automation is responsible for most jobs lost in the industrial world and could replace as much as two thirds of the developing world’s workforce. Why are we still pretending it’s decades away?

world of weird things podcast: why robots are coming for your job and education is the only way to stop them
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: why robots are coming for your job and education is the only way to stop them

Futurists have long predicted a time when tens of millions of jobs are done by machines, out of sight and out of mind. Now, this moment is here and we’re far from ready...

how your smartphone is eliminating the checkout line
# tech

how your smartphone is eliminating the checkout line

Some Canadians are trying to save cashier jobs. But their phones and cheap, proven technology is poised to eliminate having to check out altogether.

hey, older generations, did you know work doesn’t have to be awful?
# politics

hey, older generations, did you know work doesn’t have to be awful?

Baby Boomers are very upset with Millennials for trying to make work more meaningful and comfortable after watching them suffer.

will a universal basic income be a long term solution?
# politics

will a universal basic income be a long term solution?

Universal Basic Income seems like a compassionate, forward-looking idea. But in reality, it's little more than a band aid that needs a lot more thought.

why amazon is probably not the worst place for techies, and why it doesn’t matter
# tech

why amazon is probably not the worst place for techies, and why it doesn’t matter

Amazon is not a nice or fun place to work, even if you're one of its supposedly vaunted techies. But it's not like we expect any better from a company that big.

why the college bubble really needs to pop
# education

why the college bubble really needs to pop

The trajectory of American higher education is simply unsustainable and something has to give sooner rather than later.

how to keep your employees happy
# science

how to keep your employees happy

Studies into the health of workers and middle managers leads to the inescapable conclusion that today's work culture is making us miserable and unhealthy.

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...

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...

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