Thus, one in four Americans runs a high risk of losing his or her job to a machine in the next decade. Ominously, Brookings’ brains think robots threaten many menial jobs long believed resistant to technological unemployment.Read more
Interestingly, Trump a lot in common with Democratic favorite John F. Kennedy (D-Massachusetts). Like JFK, Trump is a womanizer and an Ivy-League rich kid who lived most of his life in the shadow of a far more successful fatherRead more
Historically, technological unemployment has been a short-term problem because technology created enough new jobs to replace the lost positions. However, unemployment by technology could become a multigenerational problem in just a decade.Read more
Trump is making no effort to sell the the war to the American people or justify his actions on Iran. Plus, the neoconservatives are going along with him.This is a frightening development because it shows the warmongers think they no longer need the support or tolerance of the American people. Instead, the neoconservatives believe they have carte blanche to attack other countries, go to war, and flaunt international law.Read more
History teaches us that secular tolerance for people of faith can end suddenly and brutally even in America.Read more
China’s failure to exercise any leadership could be the biggest cause of this mess. Hopefully, it will not take war; and burning oil fields, to force China to act like a responsible Great Power.Read more
If Brookings’ data is correct one out of four American workers faces a high risk of technological unemployment. Consequently, America could face an unemployment rate as high as that during the Great Depression in 2030, just 11 years from now. In detail, the highest measured unemployment rate in US history was 24.9% in 1933 at the height of the Great Depression.Read more
Even euthanasia; doctor-assisted suicide, is morally acceptable for 52%, or more than half, of all Americans.
Oddly, 53% of Americans think buying and wearing clothing made of animal fur is wrong.
Polling data shows that nonreligious people are now America’s largest religious group. In fact, data from the Pew Religious Landscape Study shows 45.7% of Americans could identify as nonreligious or actively secular.Read more
Sadly, seniors are just one of many groups being ripped off and short-changed in our current economy. Workers receive some of the worst return on their investment (ROI) in exchange for breaking their backs, sacrificing their time, and risking their lives and health on the job.
Disgustingly, the median income for an American man with a job in 2017 was $44,408 a year, the Census Bureau estimates. Meanwhile, the 2017 median income for a woman with a job was $31,610 a year.Read more