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Hyper Wealth Consolidation

Hyper Wealth Consolidation | Human(ity) Displacement Studies | Scoop.it
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This is unacceptable. This is nothing like free markets. This is Oligarchy. This is the end of functional democracy. The politicians who envisioned this corruption and did nothing are traitors. The politicians who were paid to facilitate this are the enemy of humanity.

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Peter C. Newton-Evans's curator insight, March 19, 2013 9:36 AM

A graphic depiction of how we are moving away from true capitalism, free market, the invisible hand, and democracy towards oligopoly, oligarchy, plutocracy, and a very visible hand.

 

We should actually be moving in the opposite direction, as this state of affairs holds within itself the seeds of its own destruction and that of everything and everybody dependant upon it (see "Social Dilemma").

Human(ity) Displacement Studies
"In this [conceivably] terminal phase of human existence Democracy and Freedom are more than 'values to be treasured' - they may well be essential to survival." - Noam Chomsky.
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The robot debate is over: the jobs are gone and they aren't coming back

The robot debate is over: the jobs are gone and they aren't coming back | Human(ity) Displacement Studies | Scoop.it
New report shows automation is already causing losses, depressing wages and likely to have lasting, devastating effect
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Drivers could lose up to 25,000 jobs per month when self-driving cars hit, Goldman Sachs says

When autonomous vehicle saturation peaks, U.S. drivers could see job losses at a rate of 300,000 a year, Goldman Sachs Economics Research says.
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The Future of Making Things | Autodesk's Erin Bradner | Singularity Hub

Alison Berman interviews Erin Bradner at SU's Exponential Manufacturing Conference. Erin is a Distinguished Research Scientist and was on the founding tea
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Disruptive Technology Trends with Hardy F Schloer - The Future Now Show

http://www.clubofamsterdam.com/TheFutureNowShow.htm Disruptive Technology Trends - The Future Now Show with Hardy F Schloer moderated by Mustafa Chaudhr
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Robots Causing Wealth Inequality?

--According to a recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers, around 38% of American jobs could be at high risk of being replaced by automation by the earl
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Transition to Automation

Transition to Automation | Human(ity) Displacement Studies | Scoop.it
Every human used to have to hunt or gather to survive. But, as humans are smart, we made tools to make our work easier. From sticks, to stones, to tractors - we’ve gone from everyone required to produce food to modern agriculture with only 1.5% of the UK required to make food, with plentiful supplies…
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This is what scares Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller about the economy

This is what scares Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller about the economy | Human(ity) Displacement Studies | Scoop.it
Robert Shiller, the Nobel-Prize winning economist who is the Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University, said that automation and artificial intelligence is the trend that most concerns him about the economy’s prospects going forward.
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How To Avoid Being Replaced By A Robot

Nearly a third of jobs will be replaced by automation by 2030. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, tell you how you can avoi
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REPORT: Robots Will Take 38% Of US Jobs By 2030s

Robotics and artificial intelligence could affect almost a third of UK jobs by the 2030s, according to a study. However, the report from accountancy fir
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Low Socioeconomic Status Affects Life Expectancy More Than Obesity

Low Socioeconomic Status Affects Life Expectancy More Than Obesity | Human(ity) Displacement Studies | Scoop.it
Take away 2.1 years of your life if you are poor.
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The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself to Death

The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself to Death | Human(ity) Displacement Studies | Scoop.it
Jia Tolentino on how the gig economy, exemplified by startups like Lyft and Fiverr, has further normalized very low pay with no insurance or benefits.
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Why robots should be taxed if they take people's jobs | Robert Shiller

Why robots should be taxed if they take people's jobs | Robert Shiller | Human(ity) Displacement Studies | Scoop.it
Bill Gates says governments could use a robot tax to fund human services – it would also help remedy income inequality
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The rise of the useless class

The rise of the useless class | Human(ity) Displacement Studies | Scoop.it
Historian Yuval Noah Harari predicts: just as industrialization created the working class, AI will create a new unworking class.
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In 1985, Isaac Asimov Predicted Artificial Intelligence(AI), Robotics & Job Replacement Today

Isaac Asimov Predicted Artificial Intelligence(AI), Robotics & Job Replacement in 1985. The greatest sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov's Interview in 1985 is mor
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Robots could wipe out another 6 million retail jobs

Robots could wipe out another 6 million retail jobs | Human(ity) Displacement Studies | Scoop.it
Robots have already cost millions of factory jobs across the nation. Next up could be jobs at your local stores.
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Here’s The REAL Reason You Can’t Afford A House

While average Americans are still coping with stagnant wages, little savings and a ton of debt, home prices throughout the country continue to skyrocket t
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Google's Eric Schmidt: I'm a 'job elimination denier' on the risk of robots stealing jobs

Google's Eric Schmidt: I'm a 'job elimination denier' on the risk of robots stealing jobs | Human(ity) Displacement Studies | Scoop.it
Economists warn automation and AI could see millions of people losing their jobs — but this Google exec isn't worried.
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Unemployment Rate Hides the Historically Low Employment Rate

Doug Henwood explains how employment relative to total population reveals a better image of employment than the unemployment rate. Using this measure
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One San Francisco Politician Is Exploring A Tax On Robots

Taxing companies that use robots to help pay for the workers they’ve displaced has been floated as a theoretical solution to a post-automation world. Now San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim is looking into whether it’s what the tech capital needs.
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Neoliberalism Is Killing Us: Economic Stress as a Driver of Global Depression and Suicide

Neoliberalism Is Killing Us: Economic Stress as a Driver of Global Depression and Suicide | Human(ity) Displacement Studies | Scoop.it
Isn't it time we addressed the economic drivers behind the global spikes in depression and suicide?
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55 year old Homeless Man carries 2 Masters Degrees ( Maurice Johnson )

May 6th 2013 - Update on Maurice! More to come: http://dannymcglashing.com/update-on-maurice-the-55-year-old-homeless-man-with-2-masters-degrees/ This vide
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Robots do destroy jobs and lower wages, says new study

Robots do destroy jobs and lower wages, says new study | Human(ity) Displacement Studies | Scoop.it
The fear that automation in the form of robots or artificial intelligence is going to destroy jobs is widespread. But it can be difficult to gauge just how serious to take the threat
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Tompkins Robotics

Tompkins Robotics is introducing a new unmatched unit and parcel sortation system using independently controlled robots to execute material handling need
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Here's what Deloitte's CEO told her 15-year-old son when he asked if robots would take his job someday

Here's what Deloitte's CEO told her 15-year-old son when he asked if robots would take his job someday | Human(ity) Displacement Studies | Scoop.it
Cathy Engelbert, CEO of Deloitte, wrote on LinkedIn about the fear of humans being replaced by robots in the workforce.
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It’s Not Just Unfair: Inequality Is a Threat to Our Governance

It’s Not Just Unfair: Inequality Is a Threat to Our Governance | Human(ity) Displacement Studies | Scoop.it
In “The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution” Ganesh Sitaraman examines inequality not only as an economic problem but also as a threat to American democracy.
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