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The Logistics Internet

THE LOGISTICS INTERNET INTRODUCTION Whenever a new technology, machine or tool emerges on the scene, it needs to be given a name. Often, that name is derived from something older, more familiar, and which is reckoned to share some similarities … Continue reading

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alternative plans for the end of jobs

Work to earn a living! (STEEMED) It’s been promoted as the best and most honourable way to gain capital, and has served us for millennia. Since time immemorial, people have wanted goods and services, and those goods and services have … Continue reading

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TECHNOLOGICAL UNEMPLOYMENT: THE HORSE ANALOGY

TECHNOLOGICAL UNEMPLOYMENT: THE HORSE ANALOGY. (STEEMED) Ok, first of all I should admit that this analogy is not an invention of mine. It features in this documentary: But it is a good one so I thought I would spread the … Continue reading

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A Warning For The Future

A WARNING FOR THE FUTURE (This essay is the final part of the series ‘How Jobs Destroyed Work’) Earlier, we saw how market efficiency has no general consideration for what is being bought and sold. It really doesn’t care if … Continue reading

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TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS AND ITS IMPACT ON EMPLOYMENT

TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS AND ITS IMPACT ON THE NECESSITY OF EMPLOYMENT (This essay is part thirteen of the series ‘HOW JOBS DESTROYED WORK’) The 21st Century could well witness a conflict between two opposing drives: The drive to eliminate work and … Continue reading

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OVERCONSUMPTION AND THE PERPETUATION OF SCARCITY

(This essay is part eleven of the series HOW JOBS DESTROYED WORK) Because we have built for ourselves a system that tends to cause debt to outgrow productive ability, it is essential for the perpetuation of such a system that … Continue reading

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“INDENTURED SERVANTS TO A RULING CLASS OF FINANCIAL NOBILITY”: HOW MONEY DESTROYED WORK

“INDENTURED SERVANTS TO A RULING CLASS OF FINANCIAL NOBILITY”: HOW MONEY DESTROYED WORK. (This essay is the tenth installment of the series HOW JOBS DESTROYED WORK) When it comes to the topic of how money can destroy work, we encounter … Continue reading

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