By Lawrence J. McQuillan | Tuesday October 10, 2017 at 11:16 AM PST | Comments Off on Google Scientist Takes On “Robogeddon”
The future of work has always been a hotly debated subject. The heat has been turned up recently with advances in robotics and artificial intelligence (AI). One view, expressed by Stowe Boyd, lead researcher at GigaOM Research, is that robots will yield a net reduction in jobs for humans, “The central question of 2025...
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By Robert Higgs | Tuesday August 24, 2010 at 11:04 AM PST | 27 Comments
Regime uncertainty has gained increasing recognition as the current economic troubles have persisted with little or no improvement since the economy reached a cyclical trough early in 2009. As described in my 1997 paper, regime uncertainty pertains to the likelihood that investors’ private property rights in their capital and the income it yields will be...
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By David J. Theroux | Monday February 2, 2009 at 1:37 AM PST | 7 Comments
With much fanfare, the first bill signed into law by President Barack Obama is the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which proponents believe will end pay discrimination against working women and minorities. The Act reinstates by congressional legislation the decision of a lower case in Alabama against Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company which was...
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