Category Archives: Workers

The Post-Industrial Economy

It seems to me…. “Our working hypothesis is that the status of knowledge is altered as societies enter what is known as the postindustrial age and cultures enter what is known as the postmodern age.” ~ Jean-Francois Lyotard[1]. Over the … Continue reading

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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

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Globalization Reality

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]. Politicians always seem more interested in pandering … 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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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

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Wealth Inequality

It seems to me…. “No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.” ~ Adam Smith[1]. According to the Pew Research Center[2], more than three-quarters of U.S. conservatives … Continue reading

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Playing In The Global Economy

It seems to me…. “To ensure continuing prosperity in the global economy, nothing is more important than the development and application of knowledge and skills.” ~ Martin Rees[1]. Most people favor the concept of free markets. Many conservatives, while professing … Continue reading

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