Jack Saturday

Monday, September 29, 2014

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1198-1200

I know a women, nearly 52, beautiful, intelligent with two degrees, who cannot find work and most jobs she applies for are at minimum or near minimum wage. She applies for maybe 3 jobs a week, does not collect unemployment out of pride. Those jobs typically require the names of 3 or more references and have long, inane online employment forms. One recent admin asst job, minimum wage, really wanted someone who could do all the bookkeeping, accounting, and financial analysis of the food store and the ability to lift 20 lbs. The job title was a ploy to not pay an appropriate wage. She worked a temp job at a well known department store last Christmas and the employer violated many state employment practices related to hours, breaks, unpaid overtime and her co-workers often worked 3 jobs. Let us be honest, we live in a wretched economic system.
Dennis Laguna Niguel 
comment section,
Paul Krugman's
Those Lazy Jobless
New York Times
SEPT. 21, 2014

Robots are already replacing manufacturing workers. Industrial robots have advanced to the point at which they can do the same physical work as human beings. The operating cost of some robots is now less than the salary of an average Chinese worker.
There won’t be much work for human beings. 
By Vivek Wadhwa
The Washington Post

Futurist Ray Kurzweil notes that solar power has been doubling every two years for the past 30 years, as costs have been dropping. He says solar energy is only six doublings, or less than 14 years, away from meeting 100 percent of today’s energy needs. Energy usage will keep increasing, so this is a moving target. But, by Kurzweil’s estimates, inexpensive renewable sources will provide more energy than the world needs in less than 20 years. Even then, we will be using only one part in 10,000 of the sunlight that falls on the Earth.
The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy
Vivek Wadhwa
VBN News


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