Technological Trouble For Labor Productivity

Source: GizaDeathStar.com
Dr. Joseph P. Farrell Ph.D.
February 2, 2017

Amid the last election cycle, both Senator Sanders (D-VT) and President Trump made pledges to “bring the jobs home,” and Senator Sanders pressed for a $15.00/hour minimum wage. I couldn’t help but think, amid all the mudslinging that accompanies American elections these days, that everyone seemed to be missing something: labor productivity, as a measure in economic calculation, was going to drop rather dramatically as technology simply eliminated some jobs, and created new ones, and – as Catherine Austin Fitts and I have often discussed in our interviews – human productivity, in such seldom-measured areas as artistic creativity – which we both think will become increasingly monetized at a small entrepreneurial level simply out of sheer financial and economic necessity – is an important and overlooked area of economic modeling. And we both think it will become a crucially important factor in years to come.

The point was brought home to me during a recent trip to a large international retail chain. Making my few purchases, I wound my way to the checkout aisles, only to find none of the human aisles were open. Only a self-check-out aisle, with a dozen such self-check-out-lanes, was opened, being presided over by one human “cashier-technician”, for want of a better expression. Admittedly, Mr. Trump appears to be sincere in his promise to re-shore jobs, and thus far at least some of these require skilled positions. But the vast amount of jobs in the USA as elsewhere consist of jobs not requiring much skill, and this will be a long-term problem that, as yet, and in my opinion, we’ve seen no deep long-term thought or planning being dedicated to, on either side of the political aisle. And that’s a problem that is not going to go away, regardless of the good intentions of either side. Consider the implications of this very short article, with accompanying picture, from Zero Hedge:

Dear Bernie, Meet the “Big Mac ATM” That Will Replace All Of Your $15 Per Hour Fast Food Workers

A “Big Mac” ATM, place your order, insert money or card, out pops the Big Mac. In other words, even the current “storefront” operations, with their comparatively large overheads, are on the way out: why have a convenience store, when a couple of automated gas pumps(which we already have) and a couple of Pizza-Burger soft-drink dispensing ATMS will do the job? Why have Borders, with its expensive bookshelves, floor space, and overhead, when one can order the books from a big warehouse called Amazon, and fuel the coffers of Bezos who in turn fuels the coffers of all sorts of political agendas one might find objectionable? Just start your own ATM-internet of things business, and fatten your own coffers and contribute to your own political causes. (In other words, while at present all these developments favor the political left, ultimately…

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About Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

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Trump threatens companies with ‘retribution’ if they ship jobs overseas

Source: RTAmerica
December 6, 2016

Bud Jackson, Chair of American Working Families, and James Antle, politics editor at the Washington Examiner, join RT’s Ed Schultz to discuss President-elect Donald Trump’s Sunday tweet in which he suggested a 35 percent tariff on companies outsourcing American jobs. This came in the wake of Trump’s much-publicized Carrier deal, which kept nearly 1,000 Hoosiers from being laid off. Critics termed it a glorified bribe to Carrier, which received massive federal subsidies in exchange for keeping its Indiana factory open. They also discuss Trump’s recent phone call with Taiwan’s president and its implication for geopolitics in the region.

Globalism: A Psychological GPS System For The Masses

Geopolitics
Source: NoMoreFakeNews.com | JonRappoport.wordpress.com
Jon Rappoport
August 15, 2016

Globalism presents a conception of space, in which billions of people fit into their “best slots.” That’s the theme.

That’s the construct.

Of course, its proponents and bosses sell it as if the world couldn’t exist in any other form.

All isms operate in this fashion. Once the definition is laid down, the fictional field is laid out, and people are urged to navigate to their places.

“If you don’t, dire things will happen.”

People aren’t generally aware of fictional spaces and their psychological impact. Therefore, they go along.

This is why a museum can be so instructive. A thousand paintings, each with its own area. I’m not talking about a place on a wall, I’m talking about interior space, which the artist invents and shapes on the canvas.

With Globalism, the space is all about establishing control and distribution points for goods and services. It’s about erasing borders and nations. It’s about co-opting the notion of a unified planet, in order to broadcast fake cheesy messages of universal “share and care.” It’s about every individual “having his place.”

When I began painting in 1962, one of the first things I noticed was the abundance of space—on each canvas. Waiting to be shaped. The psychological carry-over was enormous. The notion of “fitting into a position in life” disintegrated. It made no sense and had no impact.

Globalism is a hustle in a long, long line of planetary hustles. It erects a space and claims it is the future for all. It’s a minor, minor painting by a group of minor artists, hardly worthy of a spot on the wall of a second-rate museum.

If we were living in a reasonably aware society, many people would be asking themselves: “What space do I want to invent, and for what purpose?”

Which of course takes things back to the individual and his inner resources. And away from overarching ideologies with their perverse themes.

If you were a painter, what would you paint? That question is a lot like asking: if you could invent your future and all the space that comes with it, what would you do?

To come up with an answer, you don’t need any of the GPS reference points of Globalism. They would only be a hindrance.

They would be delusions, masking your power.

“Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure—one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” David Rockefeller, Memoirs, 2003

The man who wrote those words represents a family that has dominated banking, oil, modern medicine, behind-the-scenes politics, and powerhouses of Globalism (e.g., the Council on Foreign Relations) for a century.

Globalism asserts that no nation can be independent from “the family” of other nations, as if it were a matter of fact beyond dispute. A nation claiming its sovereignty thus becomes a lunatic traitor to the natural order of things.

What really binds nations to one another is propaganda, and treaties which are based on the same propaganda, resulting in engorged super-profits for mega-corporations.

Globalism is a secular piece of messianic hype. A Disneyesque altruism is the prow of the ship. Spend 10 minutes educating any street hustler on Globalist principles, and he would recognize it as a standard con.

Obama’s warning to the Brits, that their withdrawing from the Globalist European Union would put them at the back of the line in negotiating a separate trade treaty with the United States, was sheer fiction.

Britain, or any nation, that has goods to sell and a desire to buy will find trade partners. An agreement could be scratched out on a napkin over dinner.

Impending trade deals like the TPP and TTIP are thousands of pages and take so long to negotiate, because the heavy hitters at the table are looking for new ingenious ways to cut and paste the world into larger profits for themselves.

Globalism, hiding behind thousands of academic analyses, picks up jobs from one nation, where wages are reasonable and working conditions are tolerable, and dumps them in hell holes where wages are nearly invisible and conditions are poisonous. It’s that simple, and any moron could see how the job-exporting nations would suffer…if by nations we meant people.

Instead of criminal corporations and criminal investors.

But all this is layered over with “share and care” sop.

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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

 

White Collar Robots Are Coming For Your Office Jobs – #NewWorldNextWeek

Source: TheCorbettReport
James Corbett
June 16, 2016

Welcome to New World Next Week — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. In this week’s episode:

Story #1: Florida Attorney Says Growing Vegetables Not a Fundamental Right
http://bit.ly/1XYfjJD
Media Monarchy: “Urban Food”
http://bit.ly/1YtfGe0
State Rainwater Harvesting Laws and Legislation
http://bit.ly/1ePAnOh
Help Stop Laws that Make Feeding Homeless Illegal
http://bit.ly/1UAhVGH

Story #2: Meet Betty The Robot, The Perfect Office Manager
http://bit.ly/25Z1yim
NWNW Flashback: Davos Robot Eclipses Davos Man as Gloom Descends on Elite (Jan 2016)
http://bit.ly/1UwQYHR
Robot Escapes Testing Grounds, Disturbs Traffic In Russia
http://bit.ly/1ZSWAMV
Soylent Green – FLNWO #04
http://bit.ly/1Q6Vg8X

Story #3: US Draws Up Rules For Commercial Moon Travel
http://bit.ly/1UQ1wjW
Wikipedia: Outer Space Treaty Of 1967
http://bit.ly/1j4Ol0v
See Satellites, Space Junk Circling Earth In Real-Time
http://bit.ly/1UQ0QLt
NWNW Flashback: Congress Passes Space Mining Act With No Growth Limits (Nov 2015)
http://bit.ly/1IH4a45

#GoodNewsNextWeek: Gardens More Powerful Than Presidents + Beating Nestle & Turning Off CCTV
http://bit.ly/1YtfJ9M
FBI Says US Homicide Rate at 51-Year Low; Murder Rate Down 49% Over 20-Year Period
http://bit.ly/1UazqO7

#NewWorldNextWeek Headlines: Senate Votes For Equal Slavery for Women
http://bit.ly/1sHnjBj
Will Israel Use Another Euro Football Tournament As Cover For War?
http://bit.ly/28GrKgu
Brexit And Collapse of EU All But Certain Now?
http://bit.ly/1S6wXC0

Previous Episode: Breaking Brexit
https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=18848

Breakaway Links Of The Week – June 6, 2016 – June 12, 2016

Breakaway
TheBreakaway
Zy Marquiez
June 12, 2016

Here are some of the best links of the week.

If you can read just one link, read Jon Rappoport’s Logic & Illogic In Education.  Its a rather salient read and it delves into every crevice of our lives.

Hope you all had a great week/weekend.

Take care.

Those Bankster Hacks: A Strange Story About Hacking The Fed
[GizaDeathStar.com Dr. Joseph P. Farrell.com]

Use Of Term “FDA” Should Always Trigger A Warning
Excerpt: July 26, 2000, Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. Barbara Starfield, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, “Is US health really the best in the world?”: Medical drugs kill 106,000 Americans per year. That’s a million killings per decade.

Every one of the killer drugs is certified as safe and effective by the FDA, the Agency tasked with protecting the health of the American people.
[NoMoreFakeNews.com | JonRappoport.wordpress.com | Jon Rappoport]

A 700,000-Year Old Skull Discovered In Greece Challenges Out-of-Africa Theory Of Evolution
The skull which dates back 700,000 years is one of the most enigmatic objects ever discovered in Europe.  This finding directly opposes the ‘Out-Of-Africa’ theory, a doctrine firmly accepted by mainstream scholars today.
[Ancient-Code.com]

Open Source Solutions: An Open Source Investigation
[CorbettReport | James Corbett]

US General Blows Whistle On What Was Really Found On Mars
“There are structures on the surface of Mars.  I will tell you for the record there are structures underneath the surface of Mars that cannot be seen by the Voyager cameras that went by in 1967…”
[Ancient-Code.com]

Mind Control In The Modern World
[TheCrowHouse | Max Igan]

Research Discover Vast Ancient Cities Hidden Deep Beneath The Cambodian Jungle
A new study with revolutionary laser scanning technology has allowed archaeologists to detect never-before-seen structures – believed to be thousands of years old – below the surface of the Cambodian rainforest.
[Ancient-Code.com]

…Oh, And Those Cracks In The NATO Alliance, Look At What…
[GizaDeathStar.com | Dr. Joseph P. Farrell]

Grow Full Size Radishes In Seed Flats: 1-2 Inches Of Soil! – TRG 2016
[TheRustedGarden | Gary Pilarchik]

Consciousness Researcher & Physicist Tom Campbell: Fireside Chat April 2016 [Part 2]
[Tom Campbell]

Washington Military Planners Have Gone Mad
[Journal-Neo.org | F. William Engdahl]

Medical Journal Openly Admits 50% Of People On Antidepressants Don’t Even Have Depression
[NaturalNews.com | Davis Gutierrez]

So Much Solar Energy, They’re Giving It Away – #GoodNewsNextWeek
[MediaMonarchy | James Evan Pilato]

Chile Has So Much Solar Energy It’s Giving It Away For Free
[Bloomberg.com | Javiera Quiroga]

NO TREATMENT NEEDED:  The US Population Could Cut Cancer Deaths In HALF Just By Adopting A Healthier Lifestyle
[NaturalNews.com | Amy Goodrich]

Logic & Illogic In Education
[NoMoreFakeNews.com | JonRappoport.wordpress.com | Jon Rappoport]

America’s Hidden Jobless Rate
[TheDailyBell.com | Staff]

Zika: Message To Purveyors Of Medical Fraud
[NoMoreFakeNews.com | JonRappoport.wordpress.com | Jon Rappoport]

Russia Building Out Its Asteroid Detection System & A Look Back At…
[GizaDeathStar.com | Dr. Joseph P. Farrell]

After Repeated Denials, Facebook Now Admits Its Employees Censored Targeted News Sites Like NaturalNews
[NaturalNews.com | David Gutierrez]

Clinton’s State Department Sold Weapons To Saudis While They Donated To Husband’s Foundation
[RT America | Manila Chan]

Bilderberg 2016:  What’s On The Agenda?
[TheCorbettReport | James Corbett]

Authoritarian Hillary Is Now On The Defensive
[TheDailyBell.com | Staff]

Gross Scientific Misconduct:  How GMO Scientists Lied About GM Corn To Engineer A Fake Consumer Choice Study
[NaturalNews.com | Jonathan Benson]

Grow Beyond Organic Crops With The Best Soil Products That Are NOT Fertilizers
[GrowingYourGreens.com | John]

Anti-Cancer Foods: What Your Doctors Aren’t Ready To Tell You
[NaturalNews.com | Sonia Nicholas]

Some Space Related Thoughts On The Navy’s New Rail Gun
[GizaDeathStar.com | Dr. Joseph P. Farrell]

The ‘Great Glyphosate Rebellion’ Once Again Blocks Europe’s Attempt To Relicense Monsanto Cancerous Herbicide
[NaturalNews.com | Julie Wilson]

Consciousness Researcher & Physicist Campbell:  Fireside Chat April 2016 Pt 3
[Tom Campbell]

Shock Study: Countries With Highest Vaccinations Rates Have Highest Infant Mortality Rates, Too
[NaturalNews.com | David Gutierrez

Cancer & Vitamin-D  – Know How They Are
[iHealthTube.com | Dr. James Dowd]

University Installs Vending Machine To Peddle Drugs Directly To Students Without Phamacist Middlemen
[NaturalNews.com | Jonathan Beson]

Family Of Autism Specialist Dr. Jeffrey Bradstreet Says Forensic Evidence Points To Murder, Impossible For Bullet Entry To Be Self-Inflicted
[NaturalNews.com | Julie Wilson]

What Media Hit In De Niro Autism Film Affair
[Journal-NEO.org | F. William Engdahl]

Top Science Journal ‘NATURE’ Invokes The Same Science Warnings The HealthRanger Originally Wrote In 2012…Genetic Pollution From Gene Tinkering Endangers Us All
[NaturalNews.com | Mike Adams]

Deep State Disinfo – 9/11 & Rogue Networks – Dark Journalist Interviews Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
[DarkJournalist.com | Daniel Liszt]

FDA’s Latest Nutrition Label ‘Make Over’ Warns Consumers About Toxic Calorie Counts While Ignoring Noxious Genetically Modified Food & Toxic Chemical Additive
[NaturalNews.com | S.D. Wells]

6/9/2016 – Global Earthquake Forecast – Seismic Activity Spreading Worldwide From West Pacific
[Dutchsinse.com]

Do 5 Million Americans Really Have Bipolar Disorder?
[GreenMedInfo.com | Dr. Kelly Brogan, M.D.]

The Ultimate Antibiotic: Oregano…Why You Should Get Some Now To Help Protect You During Hard Times
[NaturalNews.com |Isabelle Z.]

Whistleblower: EPA Officials Covered Up Toxic Emissions From Fracking For Years
[UndergroundReporter.org | Nika Knight]

Hillary’s “Historic Win” Makes Things Worse, Not Better
[TheDailyBell]

PRESS RELEASE:  Vaccine Safety Documentary Pulled From East End Film Festival Amid Outside Pressure
[GreenMedInfo.com | GMI Reporter]

Breaking Brexit – #NewWorldNextWeek
[TheCorbett Report | Media Monarchy | James Corbett | James Evan Pilato]

Garlic’s Healing Properties Are So Intense That It Is 100 Times More Effective Than Antibiotic Treatments
[NaturalNews.com |Sarah Landers]

9 Financial Risks Of Doing Business With Monsanto
[NaturalSociety.com | Christina Sarich]

Health Benefits Of Ginger
[HealingPowerHour | Dr. Akila Schafer]

Top Vegetables To Live By
[Mercola.com | Dr. Mercola]

Your Medicine Is In Your Pantry
[GreenMedInfo.com | Karta Purkh Khalsa]

Germany’s BND To Become A Branch Of The CIA?
[GizaDeathStar.com | Dr. Joseph P. Farrell]

GeoEngineering Watch Global Alert News – June 11, 2016 [GeoEngineetingWatch.org]
[GeoEngineetingWatch.org | Dane Wigington]

How To Cage Your Tomato Plant After It Gets Big With Little Damage
[GrowingYourGreens | John]

Top 7 Reasons Why Chemo Fails, Creating New Cancers & Crippling The Chances Of Recovery
[NaturalNews.com | S.D. Wells]

A Disturbing Trend: Internet Exposure Of Bilderberg Is  Met With Defiance
[TheDailyBell.com | Staff]

Drug Companies To Pay $67 Million For ‘Exaggerating Claims, Misleading Doctors’
[NaturalSociety.com | Julie Fidler]

Recommended Mammograms Could Lead To This Risk
[iHealthTube.com | Dr. Veronique Desaulniers]

The Education And Employment Myth: Almost Two-Thirds Of People In The Labor Force Do Not Have A College Degree

Source: MyBudget360.com
April 10, 2016

There is an ongoing perception that most of the workforce has a college degree.  When we say college degree we mean at a minimum a bachelor’s degree.  You would think that with $1.3 trillion in student debt outstanding a good portion of the work force would be college educated.  The opposite is the truth however.  Almost two-thirds of the workforce does not have a college degree.  That might be surprising to you especially for a country that pushes nearly everyone into college.  Yet this blind pushing of people into college has created problems for those choosing careers and paths that simply lead into more debt and very little marketable skills.  It is also a case where the younger workforce is more educated but also more indebted.  They are paying more for their education and their incomes are simply showing paltry gains.  This is why talks of the minimum wage are actually bigger than you think.  Many people are what we would consider “working poor” even though the media fails to acknowledge real inflation that is hurting the standard of living.  So how does this look on a nationwide scale?

No college for workers

I think the figures are rather surprising for many here:

“(EPI) Almost two-thirds of people in the labor force (65.1 percent) do not have a college degree. In fact, people without a college degree (which includes those without a high school degree, with a high school degree, some college education, and an associates’ degrees) make up the majority of the labor force in every state but the District of Columbia. Mississippi has the highest share of non-college educated workers (75.7 percent) while Massachusetts and the District of Columbia have the lowest shares (51 percent and 33.7 percent, respectively).”

Of course the distribution isn’t evenly distributed across the country:

labor force and college degrees

I believe the above is a big reason why so many Americans living in affluent metro areas are completely removed from the economic plight of most Americans.  Some are pushed into states with much lower standards of living and the dialogue is simply nonexistent with wealthier areas.  The media unfortunately caters to the elite markets and simply ignores the large masses of people that are getting by.  We have nearly 94 million adult Americans that are not in the labor force.  Think about that.  Nearly one-third of our adult population isn’t generating income.

Continue Reading At: MyBudget360.com

THE BOOMER RETIREMENT MEME IS A BIG LIE

Source: TheBurningPlatform
Jim Quinn
April 4, 2016

As the labor participation rate and employment to population ratio linger near three decade lows, the mouthpieces for the establishment continue to perpetuate the Big Lie this is solely due to the retirement of Boomers. It’s their storyline and they’ll stick to it, no matter what the facts show to be the truth. Even CNBC lackeys, government apparatchiks, and Ivy League educated Keynesian economists should be able to admit that people between the ages of 25 and 54 should be working, unless they are home raising children.

In the year 2000, at the height of the first Federal Reserve induced bubble, there were 120 million Americans between the ages of 25 and 54, with 78 million of them employed full-time. That equated to a 65% full-time employment rate. By the height of the second Federal Reserve induced bubble, there were 80 million full-time employed 25 to 54 year olds out of 126 million, a 63.5% employment rate. The full-time employment rate bottomed at 57% in 2010, and still lingers below 62% as we are at the height of a third Federal Reserve induced bubble.

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Chart via econimica

Over the last 16 years the percentage of 25 to 54 full-time employed Americans has fallen from 65% to 62%. I guess people are retiring much younger, if you believe the MSM storyline. Over this same time period the total full-time employment to population ratio has fallen from 53% to 48.8%. The overall labor participation rate peaked in 2000 at 67.1% and stayed steady between 66% and 67% for the next eight years. But this disguised the ongoing decline in the participation rate of men.

In 1970, the labor participation rate of all men was 80%, while the participation rate of women was just below 43%. Then Nixon closed the gold window, setting in motion a further debasing of the currency, unleashing politicians to promise voters goodies without consequences, and giving Wall Street bankers and Madison Avenue free rein to use propaganda to bury Americans in debt, while convincing them trinkets and baubles were actually wealth.

Continue Reading At: TheBurningPlatform.com