America may be billed as “the land of opportunity,” and perhaps at some point it was. But today, that just serves as leftover branding from an era long passed. Today, social mobility is low, and the wealth gap is at record levels. Consider the following two graphs from The Washington Post, with the first showing […]
This latest video from Boston Dynamics shows their dog-like robot, SpotMini, making its way through their facilities: Lots of jobs at risk from technology like this – security, delivery, warehousing…and we still haven’t had a public conversation about what the world looks like in light of inevitable widespread job destruction.
The federal H1b program is intended to allow foreign workers into the US to do high-skill jobs for which employers can’t find qualified domestic workers. In reality, it’s a way for US employers to lower their labor costs, ignoring the large pool of fully qualified (but more expensive) US workers in favor of cheap foreign […]
Thanks as always to Jim Quinn of The Burning Platform for sharing excerpts of How You Got Screwed. You can find Chapter 8, How you’re getting screwed by the military, here.
Saw this at Bored Panda – posted without comment.