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Archive for October 2013

Harrison Bergeron, Call Your Office

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Apparently, It’s “Handicapper General” appreciation week at the University of Georgia.  Not that any of the students have heard of Kurt Vonnegut; too subversive.

No wonder why support for “higher” education is declining.

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29 October 2013 at 9:07 PM

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“Three-dimensional jewelry from renowned designer Koby on display at Kent State”

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For some reason,  Kent State won’t be displaying Koby’s one, two, or four dimensional jewelry. Just the three dimensional stuff.

I smell a conspiracy.

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25 October 2013 at 8:12 PM

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Think that $11.50 Minimum Wage is a Good Idea?

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Meet the robot that will replace your barista

As we force wage rates upward, automation becomes less expensive relative to labor. Which means that machines replace labor, eliminating lots of entry level jobs.

For that matter, at some fast food places, touch screens are starting to replace the people who used to take  your order.

So, now we can all congratulate ourselves for having done our bit to enact a ‘living wage’, but at the ever higher price of the unemployed.

But Hey! If they’re poor, maybe they should have gone to Law School! Except for, err…. maybe they did.

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22 October 2013 at 8:48 PM

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