Category Archives: Agriculture

The Middle-East Conundrum

It seems to me…. “If we’ve learned anything from 15 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s that local people and nations have to secure their own communities. We can help them, and we should, but we cannot substitute … Continue reading

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Survival Limitations

It seems to me… “This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper.” ~ T. S. Eliot (The Hollow Men). Everyone … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, AI, AI, Aira Caldera, Andromeda, Apis Mellifera, Artificial, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Cacogenics, Catastrophic, Chicxulub, Civilization, Climate, Climate Change, Communications, Crisis, Crops, Disaster, Disease, Drake Equation, Dysgenics, Economy, Employment, employment, Environment, Environment, Extinction, Extinction, Extinctions, Extraterrestrial, Farm Land, Farming, Farms, Finance, Frank Drake, Gini Coefficient, Gini Coefficient, Global Warming, Global Warming, Honeybees, Hypercane, Inequality, Inequality, Inequality, Jobs, Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyūshū, Lake Toba, Long Valley, Megacaldera, Nanotechnology, North Island, North Sumatra, Pandemic, Permian-Triassic, Plague, Siberian Traps, Society, Space, Stephen Hawking, Supervolcanoes, Taupo Volcano, Telomere, Termination Event, Threats, Unemployment, University of California – Santa Cruz, Valles Calderas, Volcanoes, War, Weather, Weather, Yellowstone | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Agriculture Not What It Used To Be

It seems to me…. “Conventional agriculture has never succeeded in feeding the world, and it’s never produced anything good to eat. For the future, we need to look toward alternatives.” ~ Dan Barber[1]. The future of agriculture, specifically traditional farming, … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Agriculture, Agriculture, Aquaculture, Aquaponic, Astronaut, Berkeley, Bioregeneration, Carbon Dioxide, Crops, Environment, Farm Land, Farming, Farms, Fertilizer, Food, Food, Future Farmers of America, Genetic Engineering, GMOs, Hydroponics, Japan, Life Support, Mars, Monoculture, NASA, Robotics, Space, Sunlight, Water, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Employment And Automation

It seems to me…. “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt[1]. Major traditional … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Agriculture, AI, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Automation, Automation, Britain, China, China, College, Computerization, David Ricardo, Economic, Education, Education, Employment, Employment, employment, Ethiopia, Farming, Globalization, High School, Income, India, Inequality, Inequality, Infrastructure, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Low-Skill, Luddites, Luddites, Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Middle Class, Middle-Income, Off-Shoring, Outsourcing, Pareto Curve, Research, Robots, Skilled, skilled, Taxes, Technology, Technology, Thomas Carlyle, Unemployment, Wages, Wages, Wassily Leontief, Workers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Road To Recession

It seems to me…. “It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.” ~ Harry S Truman[1]. It should be very obvious to even the most conservative Republican that their basic core platform … Continue reading

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Future Of Employment

It seems to me…. “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt[1]. Herbert Simon[2] will eventually be proven correct when he wrote in 1956 … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, AI, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Automata, Automation, Automation, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Chili's, College, Computers, Construction, Creativity, Driving, Education, Employer, Employment, Employment, Great Britain, health care, healthcare, Income, Industrial Revolution, Inequality, Infrastructure, Jobs, Jobs, Labor, Low-Skill, Lower-Income, Luddites, Luddites, Manufacturing, Manufacturing, McDonalds, Middle Class, Middle-Income, Off-Shoring, Printing Press, Protest, Red Robin, Robotics, Technology, Telephone Exchanges, Typing, University, University, vacuum cleaner, Washing Machine, Workers, Workweek | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Global Trade Opportunities

It seems to me…. “I am in favor of helping the prosperity of all countries because, when we are all prosperous, the trade with each becomes more valuable to the other.” ~ William Howard Taft[1]. Liberals, and some conservatives, are … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Automation, Candidate, Comparative Advantage, Compensation, Corporation, ECON-101, Economics, economics, Economy, Education, Employment, Employment, Entertainment, Finance, Ford, Globalization, Henry Ford, Infrastructure, Inversion, Jobs, Labor, Markets, Markets, Offshoring, Pandering, Production, Productivity, Smoot–Hawley, Technology, Technology, Technology, Trade, Trade, Training, Transportation, Transportation, Wages, World Trade Organization | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments