Archive for the ‘Jobs’ Category

Comments Off on Good News on Unemployment, but So-So News on Jobs and Dependency

INTERNATIONAL LIBERTY – There is a lot of good news about the job market in America. The official unemployment rate, released just yesterday, is down to 4.1 percent, which is the lowest its been since the end of the Clinton years. Even more impressive, the number of people getting unemployment benefits (i.e., getting paid not […]

Comments Off on Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Understand How Jobs Are Created

FEE.ORG – There is a great deal of wisdom in the old saying, “there is no such thing as a free lunch.” And while most, if not all, of our elected officials, would do well to remember this piece of advice, Bernie Sanders appears to need constant reminding. Sanders has made a habit of trying […]

How AI and Looser Labor Laws Will Create Jobs

Posted: 26th April 2018 by SouthernWatchman in FEE, Jobs, SouthernWatch
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FEE.ORG – There is a lot of panic about the implications of artificial intelligence technologies for the future of work. Some scholars, such as Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz have suggested that AI will exacerbate inequality, and the infamous  47 percent of jobs being automated statistic still resonates. President Trump has endorsed this techno-panic, especially with his opposition to Amazon’s innovativeness, and […]