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The Financial System Vs Robots

Positive Future #119 (Feature photo – Robotics – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) The assumption is that as the world moves to robotics, that there will be no loss of jobs. But then, why are there no exhaustive studies to prove that? There is no guarantee that large sectors of Earths 7.5 billion people will have the purchasing power to buy what a robotics dominated economy will produce. Much of the race towards robotics is driven not by a vision to improve the lives (purchasing) power of the masses, but exactly the opposite – reducing the use of people and reducing the expense that people represent. Is the externalization of people…

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The Cost of Thanksgiving

Touch the Soil News #547 In our world of access to food, it is money that reigns supreme. Every individual must scramble to find ways in which to translate work ethic and skills into dollars. This reality is a constant even though the volume and velocity of dollars circulating falls short when covering the entirety of the American citizenry. Each year, the American Farm Bureau Federation does a price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table. The survey looked at the costs of the primary thanksgiving dinner items necessary to feed a group of 10 people. The list of things includes turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes,…

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