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Monday, June 12, 2017

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1624-1626

At least rentier capitalism (where capitalism has a parasitic relationship, leeching on creativity) rather than productive capitalism (in factories and the like) will increase demand for an alternative system of organisation. Fascism, which is always possible, won't be pretty and needs fighting against tooth and nail. Socialism, where there's common ownership over the means of production, distribution and exchange, and no profits being siphoned off into corporations and private landowners, seems altogether more sensible as an organisational concept. Given how the internet has impacted on the way we see intellectual copyright, it doesn't seem quite as pie-in-the-sky as it used to be either. A national minimum income (a wage for being alive instead of a wage for keeping capitalism afloat, essentially) would be a great step towards this model. It's definitely one of the fundamentals worth fighting for.
Paul Stanway
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About 46 per cent of the work done in Canada is at risk of being taken by machines, according to a report that seeks to identify the industries and places across the country that are most vulnerable to automation.
“Current predictions suggest that these technologies are likely to disproportionately affect lower paying, lower skilled jobs,” the report said.
Accommodation and food service jobs have the highest risk of automation, the study found, followed by jobs in manufacturing and transportation and warehousing.

“About 62 per cent of work activities could be automated within these industries,” the researchers wrote — somewhat concerning, given that these sectors are among the country’s largest employers.
Canadian Cities And Industries Most At Risk From Automation

By Daniel Tencer
HuffPost Canada

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I know also that much is waiting for me outside that is very delightful, from what St. Francis of Assisi calls 'my brother the wind, and my sister the rain,' lovely things both of them, down to the shop-windows and sunsets of great cities.
Oscar Wilde
De Profundis


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