Tagged: American unemployment

Make Way for the Robots

Make Way for the Robots

Sofia, an artificially intelligent robot, speaks with Ben Goertzel, AI researcher (left) and Mike Butcher (right), from TechCrunch, at this week’s Web Summit in Lisbon. As America grapples with perceived problems from the past, the problems...

Romney to Create 12 Million Jobs? Don’t Count on it.

Romney to Create 12 Million Jobs? Don’t Count on it.

Sometime in tonight’s debate, Mitt Romney might promise to create 12 million jobs if he is elected. That’s in America, not in China, where he has created most of his jobs up to now. How? He doesn’t...

Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie. The Day the Music Died

Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie. The Day the Music Died

It may be the fact that I am in my own twilight that makes me see America’s decline so clearly. The robust land that I read about while growing up in Jamaica is no...

Why the Rich Want to Ensure Poverty in America

Why the Rich Want to Ensure Poverty in America

Back  in Jamaica, when the island was emerging from colonial status to independence, I often heard well-off Jamaicans complaining that they couldn’t “get good help these days.” “Good help” included maids, cooks, yard boys...