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Humans of the world, unite: Tech automation could destroy half of all jobs in 20 years. How Technology Is Destroying Jobs. Given his calm and reasoned academic demeanor, it is easy to miss just how provocative Erik Brynjolfsson’s contention really is. ­

How Technology Is Destroying Jobs

Brynjolfsson, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and his collaborator and coauthor Andrew McAfee have been arguing for the last year and a half that impressive advances in computer technology—from improved industrial robotics to automated translation services—are largely behind the sluggish employment growth of the last 10 to 15 years. Even more ominous for workers, the MIT academics foresee dismal prospects for many types of jobs as these powerful new technologies are increasingly adopted not only in manufacturing, clerical, and retail work but in professions such as law, financial services, education, and medicine. That robots, automation, and software can replace people might seem obvious to anyone who’s worked in automotive manufacturing or as a travel agent.

A Robot Stole My Job: Automation in the Recession. A Robot Stole My Job: Automation in the Recession Rosie the Robot the Riveter Are robots creating a jobless recovery?

A Robot Stole My Job: Automation in the Recession

A recent forecast by the UCLA Anderson School of Business echoes a common refrain in economic circles: as the economy recovers, jobs might not. The report, released last week, expects that the nation’s GDP will continue to pick up steam next year, but that unemployment will likely remain above 9% for most of 2011. Among their reasons for slow job growth? 40 procent banen op de tocht door opkomst robot. Asscher: robotisering vooral bedreiging voor lagere inkomens. Viewpic.php. 141017_MANIFEST_DIGITALE_FABRICATIE_EN_DE_STAD_DEF03.pdf. Het verdwijnende midden. In 2007 verscheen het boek ‘Supercapitalism’ van de Amerikaanse econoom Robert Reich.

Het verdwijnende midden

'De automatisering bedreigt de hele middenklasse' Theboxcarkids's Blog. Banengroei VS veel groter dan verwacht. Kenworthy.pdf. Poverty dropped but household incomes didn’t rise, Census Bureau says. The nation’s poverty rate dipped slightly last year as more Americans shifted from part-time work to full-time jobs, but wages barely kept up with inflation so there was no significant change to incomes, according to Census Bureau statistics released Tuesday.

Poverty dropped but household incomes didn’t rise, Census Bureau says

The new census figures reflect a nation that is still struggling to emerge from the severe recession that officially ended almost five years ago. Poverty, though in decline, remains high. The increase in jobs has not affected the degree of income inequality. And median wages have been stuck at the same level since 2009. If there was a silver lining, it was in the poverty numbers. The official poverty rate in 2013 was 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent in 2012. Login. Alleviating the middle-class squeeze. Republican politicians talk about “growth” and “tax reform.”

Alleviating the middle-class squeeze

Both parties talk about “jobs.” ‘Happy Days’ no more: Middle-class families squeezed as expenses soar, wages stall. On a routine drive to the beauty salon, Robin Johnson had one of those life-happens moments: Her 13-year-old Durango, with 200,000 miles on the odometer, overheated and started sputtering.

‘Happy Days’ no more: Middle-class families squeezed as expenses soar, wages stall

Convinced that the car was on its last legs, Robin and Scott Johnson scrutinized their already-tight family budget, looking for a way to fit in car payments. The couple from Culpeper, Va., were already masters at scrimping. At Christmastime, Robin unexpectedly needed prescription eyeglasses, so gifts came from a discount store. The couple spent the day before Thanksgiving price-checking turkeys at three stores. Middle class shrinks, feels squeeze. Can we stop gas prices from squeezing the middle class? Basic economics suggests that when the price of something goes up, people use less of it or switch to alternatives.

Can we stop gas prices from squeezing the middle class?

But when it comes to driving, that’s not easy. In 2011, as gas prices have risen, Americans have cut back on fuel consumption by about 1.8 percent. But that’s not nearly enough to offset the price increase: overall gas expenditures still rose 25 percent over the past year, or $102 billion. That essentially wiped out all of the benefits from President Obama’s middle-class tax cut. - The Washington Post. The vise on the middle class tightened last year, driving down its share of the income pie as the number of Americans in poverty leveled off and the most affluent households saw their portion grow, new census data released Wednesday showed.

- The Washington Post

Income inequality increased by 1.6 percent, the Census Bureau said in its annual report on poverty, income and health insurance. New data confirm higher income inequality and stagnant earnings, any way you cut it. By Jared BernsteinNovember 24, 2014 Jared Bernstein, a former chief economist to Vice President Biden, is a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and author of "Crunch: Why Do I Feel So Squeezed?

New data confirm higher income inequality and stagnant earnings, any way you cut it.

" among other books. Source: CBO. The bars show the increase in the Gini coefficient, a measure of income inequality, using before tax and after tax-and-transfer data. Though they’re less common than climate-change deniers, there are still some talking heads who argue that once you include the impact of taxes and government transfers, like Social Security income or the value of food stamps, the trend of increasing income inequality is significantly altered. Vuilnisdienst krijgt 100.000 sollicitatiebrieven. Untitled. Clas_mobility.pdf.

Anti-immigrant Sentiment and the Problem of Reproduction/Maintenance in Mexican Immigration to the United States. The American dream and today's reality: Lucas - Discovery Service. Americans think in blunt terms.

The American dream and today's reality: Lucas - Discovery Service