Category Archives: Vocational

Automation and Human Labor

It seems to me…. “I see robotic technology getting rid of the dangerous, the dirty, and the just plain boring jobs. Some people say, ‘You can’t. People won’t have anything to do.’ But we found things that were a lot … Continue reading

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Employment and Globalization

It seems to me…. “Globalization is not a monolithic force but an evolving set of consequences – some good, some bad, and some unintended. It is the new reality.” ~ John B. Larson[1]. While local loss of jobs is frequently … Continue reading

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Education Meets Austerity

It seems to me…. “The cost of college education today is so high that many young people are giving up their dream of going to college, while many others are graduating deeply in debt.” ~ Bernie Sanders. While there are … Continue reading

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Critical Agreement Possibilities

It seems to me…. “The ability to compromise is not a diplomatic politeness toward a partner but rather taking into account and respecting your partner’s legitimate interests.” ~ Vladimir Putin[1]. It is very difficult to know what priorities President-Elect Trump … Continue reading

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Compensating for Technological Unemployment

It seems to me…. “Unemployment is of vital importance, particularly to the unemployed.” ~ Edward Heath[1]. While there are many factors effecting how we live, work, and the quality of our lives, the dominant variable has become the rapidity with … Continue reading

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