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The machine age is upon us. We must not let it grind society to pieces

Posted by hkarner - 30. Dezember 2017

Date: 29-12-2017
Source: The Guardian by Chuka Umunna

Chuka Umunna, the Labour MP for Streatham, is a former shadow business secretary

What good is glittering technology if it robs us of jobs and rips communities apart? We need to work out how humans will prosper in a world of robots.

We need to talk about work. The new machine age will transform our understanding of it. Work is the way we contribute to society, part of a reciprocal social contract – the giving of our effort and our taking when in need – that holds our society together. We work, we build our society, and we share in its prosperity.

But our social contract around work is broken. Back in the 1980s parts of our country were devastated by de-industrialisation. This wave of globalisation and the first fruits of technological innovation destroyed industrial jobs or exported them to low-wage economies.

The loss of work had a devastating impact. We must never forget the value of work because without it people are denied a sense of dignity and of community. When you lose work, the meaning and purpose of life are taken away from you, and isolation can set in. Research shows you are at greater risk of sickness, substance abuse and other challenges. Families can start breaking apart under the pressure, mental illness rises, and educational achievement collapses. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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UK’s poorest to fare worst in age of automation, thinktank warns

Posted by hkarner - 30. Dezember 2017

Date: 29-12-2017
Source: The Guardian

Machines threaten jobs generating £290bn in wages and could widen inequality gap, according to IPPR

The IPPR suggests factory workers are likely to be among those losing their jobs or facing fewer hours due to automation.

The rise of the machine economy risks social disruption by widening the gap between rich and poor in Britain, as automation threatens jobs generating £290bn in wages.

Jobs accounting for a third of annual pay in the UK risk being automated, according to the study by the IPPR thinktank. Warning that low-paid roles are in the greatest danger, it urged ministers to head off the prospect of rising inequality by helping people retrain and share in the benefits from advances in technology.

The study for the IPPR’s commission on economic justice, which features senior business and public figures including the archbishop of Canterbury, called on the government to take a greater role in managing the adoption of robotics, artificial intelligence and other methods of job automation in the workforce. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Exklusivinterview mit dem Spar- und Kreditzins: „Ich beherrschte die Welt“

Posted by hkarner - 30. Dezember 2017

Andras Szigètvari, 29. Dezember 2017, 10:00 derstandard.at

Satire: Der Zins über seine Wut, die AfD und seine PR-Strategie

STANDARD: Sie haben unsere Redaktion kontaktiert und um dieses Gespräch gebeten. Weshalb?

Zins: Weil es mir reicht. Ich bemühe mich seit Jahren um ein Comeback, habe die besten Marketingstrategien entwickelt. Trotzdem wird mir die Rückkehr verwehrt. Sehen Sie sich um: Nirgends gibt es mich. Keine Zinsen am Sparbuch, keine Zinsen bei Staatsanleihen.

STANDARD: Okay, jetzt haben wir eine Menge Fragen. Zunächst: Sie betreiben Marketing?

Zins: Kennen Sie den Spruch: „Die Niedrigzinspolitik der Notenbanken ist eine Enteignung der Sparer?“ Sicher. Jede zweite deutsche Zeitung bringt ihn mindestens sieben Mal die Woche. Manche Banker summen das sogar im Schlaf! Der Slogan stammt von mir, mein größter PR-Erfolg. Das müssen Sie sich vorstellen: Der Durchschnittsarbeitnehmer in Österreich oder Deutschland hat gerade ein paar Euro am Konto, weil Miete, Auto, Kinderturnen und Hundebeauty-Salon ohnehin alles verschlingen. Zinsen können dem egal sein. Trotzdem sind alle empört: „Wir werden enteignet, Frechheit.“ Genial, nicht? Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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