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Even CNN Understands Jobs Are Obsolete In Post-Industrial Abundance

“New technologies are wreaking havoc on employment figures — from EZpasses ousting toll collectors to Google-controlled self-driving automobiles rendering taxicab drivers obsolete. Every new computer program is basically doing some task that a person used to do. But the computer usually does it faster, more accurately, for less money, and without any health insurance costs.
We like to believe that the appropriate response is to train humans for higher level work. Instead of collecting tolls, the trained worker will fix and program toll-collecting robots. But it never really works out that way, since not as many people are needed to make the robots as the robots replace.
And so the president goes on television telling us that the big issue of our time is jobs, jobs, jobs — as if the reason to build high-speed rails and fix bridges is to put people back to work. But it seems to me there’s something backwards in that logic. I find myself wondering if we may be accepting a premise that deserves to be questioned.”
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Even if it’s an opinion piece, a lone voice in the wilderness, I’m very surprised to see this kind of sentiment in an MSM publication like CNN.

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Fun With Historical Figures: A General Haig Meme

Having recently done some reading on WWI, I felt compelled to make a meme of General Douglas Haig, a man in charge of the British forces who stubbornly insisted that cavalry had a role in countering machine guns and who earned himself the warm fuzzy title, “butcher of the Somme” when he sent his men marching in orderly rank and file towards the enemy’s machine guns.

As if his other operations weren’t bad enough, Haig decided on an offensive on Passchendaele(Passion Valley, my what a pretty name) also known as Third Ypres, at exactly the time of year everyone warned him the ground would be muddy and impassable, especially with all the soil getting torn up by high explosives.
It has been estimated that Third Ypres saw the greatest number of deaths by drowning ever seen in a land batle.

 

 

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