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  • Podcast

    Charles Hugh Smith: Will You Be Richer or Poorer?

    Much of what we truly value is at risk
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, October 13, 2019, 9:34 PM

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    Prolific and exceptionally perceptive author Charles Hugh Smith returns to discuss the insights in his just-launched book Will You Be Richer Or Poorer? Profit, Power & AI in a Traumatized World (the first chapter of which can be read for free here) The current narrative that our standard of living is not only the best…

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  • Blog

    Sympathy For The Devil?

    Trouble in paradise for the bankers
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:32 PM

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    We're at the point where those at the apex of power are becoming increasingly desperate to maintain their unfair advantage.

    And as the economic pie refuses to grow due to the twin overload of too much debt and declining net energy, these apex predators will turn on each other — first to maintain their spoils, and then simply to survive.

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  • Podcast

    Charles Hugh Smith: Fixing The Way We Work

    Closing the wealth gap with meaningful work
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, November 15, 2015, 6:34 PM

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    Charles Hugh Smith returns to the podcast this week to discuss the theme of his new book A Radically Beneficial World: Automation, Technology and Creating Jobs for All.

    Automation and artificial intelligence are changing the landscape of work. Tens of millions of jobs are on track to be eliminated over the next decade or so by these advancing technological innovations in the US alone.

    The way in which our current economy is constructed, the fruits of those cost savings are likely to go into a very small number of private pockets, while the millions of displaced workers will find themselves with no income and no work to do. It's a huge looming problem that is not being address in national dialog right now.

    But there's opportunity to course-correct here. To use our new technologies to increase total productivity in a way that empowers rather than diminishes the individual worker.

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