Jack Saturday

Monday, December 07, 2015

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1386-1388

I then read a detailed review of an article by Thomas Piketty, the French author of the much-acclaimed 700-page opus Capital in the Twenty-First Century, the international best-seller of last year. According to the review in Le Monde, Piketty said that inequality is a major driver of Middle Eastern terrorism, including the Paris attacks, and that Western nations have themselves largely to blame for that inequality. Terrorism that is rooted in inequality, he maintains, is best combatted economically.
William Blum
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Amazon said it sold an insane 426 items every second last Cyber Monday. Maybe it's not so surprising, then, that this year they've doubled down on robots.

As shoppers fill their digital carts this year, 30,000 robotic workers in 13 warehouses (they aren't everywhere just yet) will jump to do their bidding.
Let’s Be Thankful: Amazon’s Robot Hordes Have Doubled This Year
By Jason Dorrier
ON Nov 27, 2015
Singularity Hub

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The Mystery of the Vanishing Pay Raise

Despite economic recovery, the share of corporate income going to workers has sunk to its lowest level since 1951.
New York Times headline
OCT. 31, 2015


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