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Thoughts On the Baby Boomers (part two)

THOUGHTS ON THE BABY BOOMERS (PART TWO) HERE COMES THE NEW BOSS, NOT LIKE THE OLD BOSS In part one, we saw how historical events early in the 20th century lead to lower inequality and greater opportunity for the post-war … Continue reading

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Thoughts On the Baby Boomers (part one)

THOUGHTS ON THE BABY BOOMERS (PART ONE) INTRODUCTION In a letter submitted to the Daily Mail, Dorothy Dobson responded to an article, published in the same paper, which attacked the Baby Boomer generation for being one that enjoyed privileges no … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Command Economies

THOUGHTS ON COMMAND ECONOMIES Non-capitalist ownership of the means of production and reliance on a command- rather than a market- economy were among the defining features of Communist states. COMMAND AND MARKET ECONOMIES The difference between a market and a … Continue reading

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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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