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Robot Tax disagreed by The Economist · 28 Aug 2017
As machines displace humans in production, their incomes the same pressures that afflict humans. The share of total income paid in wages - the "labour share" - has been falling for decades. Labour abundance is partly to blame; the owners of factors of production in shorter supply - such as land in Silicon Valley or protected intellectual property - are in a better position to bargain. But machines... See More source
Job Guarantee disagreed by The Economist · 20 Jul 2017
Rather than having the government find jobs for everyone, how about we have the government not fire people from useful government jobs they know how to do well in the middle of a recession? source
Social media threaten democracy agreed by The Economist · 25 Nov 2017
Facebook, Google and Twitter were supposed to save politics as good information drove out prejudice and falsehood. Something has gone very wrong source
We already closed the wage gender gap in the US disagreed by The Economist · 31 Aug 2017
Overall, women earn on average 79% of what men do, but this gap can be almost entirely explained by the fact that men are more likely to do highly paid jobs—not because they are paid more than women doing the same work. In Britain, France and Germany, for example, around 80-90% of executive jobs, and less than two-thirds of clerical jobs, are held by men. Closing the gender pay gap will therefore ... See More source
We should adapt to climate change instead of fighting it agreed by The Economist · 03 Jun 2017
Global action is not going to stop climate change. The world needs to look harder at how to live with it source
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