To Think Or To Work? That Is The Question

To Think Or To Work? That Is The Question By John Klyczek On both sides of the political aisle, workforce-training reforms are being touted as the be-all, end-all of America’s public education system. Right-wing “school choice” proponents, such as President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, push corporate charter school programs with workforce-training curriculums. Left-wing “community schooling” advocates, such as Democratic Presidential candidates Joe Biden and Julián Castro, push “lifelong-learning” programs with school-to-work curriculums. Both “conservatives” and “liberals” concur: the purpose of public education is workforce development. It’s nice…

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These Are the 50 “Most Miserable” Cities in America

These Are the 50 “Most Miserable” Cities in America By Daisy Luther According to a report by Business Insider, the title of the most miserable city in the United States goes to… …Gary, Indiana. The 50 “most miserable cities” are made so mostly by poverty and a lack of opportunities to pull oneself out of poverty. We’ve identified the 50 most miserable cities in the US, using census data from 1,000 cities, taking into consideration population change (because if people are leaving it’s usually for a good reason), the percentage…

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Robo Realtors Invade Tennessee Housing Market — “It’s Like A Segway With An iPad”

Robo Realtors Invade Tennessee Housing Market — “It’s Like A Segway With An iPad” By Tyler Durden As you might remember, if not, we’ll refresh your memory, we reported on a real estate technology company several years ago that wanted to lower the cost of home-selling by using robots and “big data” instead of commission-based real estate agents. Now it seems the trend of replacing real-estate agents with robots is heating up again. This time, robots have already sold nearly two dozen homes in Tennessee. The home buying process in Tennessee is…

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“Dramatic Change” Ahead: Robots Are Coming For 200,000 US Banking Jobs

“Dramatic Change” Ahead: Robots Are Coming For 200,000 US Banking Jobs By Tyler Durden A new report by Wells Fargo & Co., warns that nearly 200,000 US banking jobs are at risk of being displaced by robots. As we’ve explained in the past, accelerating technological advances in automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning have the potential to reshape the world in the 2020s through 2030. The collision of these forces could trigger economic disruption far greater than what was seen in the early 20th century. Across the financial industry, a…

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The Countries With The Best (And Worst) Work-Life Balance

The Countries With The Best (And Worst) Work-Life Balance By Tyler Durden Colombians are among those struggling most with their work-life balance, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Mexicans’ lives aren’t really in balance either, and as Statista’s Katharina Buchholz notes, the United States and the United Kingdom also perform pretty poorly, coming in 11th and 12th out of all 35 OECD member countries (plus Russia, Brazil and South Africa) covered in the Better Life Index for 2019. You will find more infographics at Statista The most important…

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Trade War Has Killed 300,000 Jobs And Cost Americans Over $1.6 Billion

Trade War Has Killed 300,000 Jobs And Cost Americans Over $1.6 Billion By Mac Slavo The trade war has so far killed off about 300,000 jobs and cost Americans about $1.6 billion in tariffs. The taxes are driving up prices and businesses are cutting workers to make ends meet in the face of rising costs. There will be no winner in this trade war, and already the United States looks a lot like the loser. Casualties are coming in the form of farm bankruptcies and lost jobs, not to mention…

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Meet The Robotic Welder That Will Soon Be Putting Construction Workers Out Of Jobs

Meet The Robotic Welder That Will Soon Be Putting Construction Workers Out Of Jobs By Tyler Durden While claiming to address the “shortage” of skilled welders, a company called Hirebotics has now engineered the first “robotic welding solution for hire”. The automated welder is paid by the hour, just like skilled manual labor, and is far less likely to need a bathroom break and/or file a grievance with the local union.  Claiming that traditional robotic welding automation has been a “poor solution” for most fabricators, the company is now offering a…

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HSBC Will Slash Thousands Of Jobs As Economy Worsens

HSBC Will Slash Thousands Of Jobs As Economy Worsens By Mac Slavo Up to 2% of HSBC bank’s 237,685 employees could lose their jobs, a bank executive said Monday, as the bank flagged a worsening outlook for the global economy in its second-quarter results. The economy’s woes are beginning to manifest in real job losses, and it’s not likely to end here. The retail apocalypse and subsequent job losses have somehow managed to escape scrutiny as people put on blinders to what’s really going on in the economy. As we’ve…

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California Is Launching a Creepy “Cradle to Career” Data System to Track EVERYTHING About Children

California Is Launching a Creepy “Cradle to Career” Data System to Track EVERYTHING About Children By Daisy Luther Just in case we haven’t provided you with enough creepy dystopian news lately, the nation’s leader in Creepy Dystopia, California, has a brand new program. The “Cradle to Career Data System” will study and document everything about a child born in the state. But don’t worry, it’s for your children’s own good. What the heck is the “Cradle to Career Data System”? Beginning at birth and stalking the child until he or…

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Nearly 102 Million Americans Do Not Have A Job Right Now — Worse Than At Any Point During The Last Recession

Nearly 102 Million Americans Do Not Have A Job Right Now — Worse Than At Any Point During The Last Recession By Michael Snyder Wouldn’t it be horrible if the number of Americans without a job was higher today than it was during the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009?  Well, that is actually true.  As you will see below, nearly 102 million Americans do not have a job right now, and at no point during the last recession did that number ever surpass the 100 million mark.  Of course…

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