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    Default The Unemployment Conspiracy by BRUCE LESNICK

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/12...nt-conspiracy/

    Real unemployment in the U.S. today hovers around 8.3%, afflicting more than 17 million people. This is roughly equivalent to the combined populations of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston. Over one third of the working age population has given up looking for work.

    On top of this, pundits project that many more jobs will be lost to automation in the near future, with computers and robots replacing as many as 49% of the jobs now done by humans. The mechanization of dirty, dangerous, repetitive, mind-numbing tasks should be a blessing. Instead, the future is described in apocalyptic terms. Why?

    The problem is rooted in the disingenuous narrative we are fed. Jobs, so the story goes, are mysterious, ephemeral things, whose comings and goings are largely beyond our control. The number of available jobs has to vary independently from the work that needs to be done and the number of people available to do it, or so we are told.

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    Default Re: The Unemployment Conspiracy by BRUCE LESNICK

    Read on FB the other day and of course I have no idea how true it is, that Kroger plans on completely automating 400 grocery stores in 2018. I have a feeling it is very true.

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    Default Re: The Unemployment Conspiracy by BRUCE LESNICK

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    Read on FB the other day and of course I have no idea how true it is, that Kroger plans on completely automating 400 grocery stores in 2018. I have a feeling it is very true.
    Automation was once just a distant thought. Now look at how much is automated. None of that was mentioned to the folks that put their hopes on Trump's promises to save them. Coal miners, Carrier employees, etc....

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    Default Re: The Unemployment Conspiracy by BRUCE LESNICK

    "Real unemployment" now that was a term that was in denial while Obama was president..

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    Default Re: The Unemployment Conspiracy by BRUCE LESNICK

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    "Real unemployment" now that was a term that was in denial while Obama was president..
    So are the numbers we now hear about not accurate ... like was always the case when they were released previously ?

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    Default Re: The Unemployment Conspiracy by BRUCE LESNICK

    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    So are the numbers we now hear about not accurate ... like was always the case when they were released previously ?
    Yeah you can say that but unemployment is down whether you use the labor dept numbers or real unemployment numbers..

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    Yeah you can say that but unemployment is down whether you use the labor dept numbers or real unemployment numbers..
    They also went down during the Obama years.
    But all I ever heard was they were fake numbers.

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    Default Re: The Unemployment Conspiracy by BRUCE LESNICK

    When semi-good News reflects on Trump is real News !

    But when the lying reveals or his dishonesty hunts him is Fake News!
    Trump can’t stand to admit his failures !

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    Default Re: The Unemployment Conspiracy by BRUCE LESNICK

    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    They also went down during the Obama years.
    But all I ever heard was they were fake numbers.
    It was a number that the left never acknowledged during the Obama years.

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    Default Re: The Unemployment Conspiracy by BRUCE LESNICK

    Quote Originally Posted by fedexnuno View Post
    When semi-good News reflects on Trump is real News !

    But when the lying reveals or his dishonesty hunts him is Fake News!
    Trump can’t stand to admit his failures !
    Well it should be considered good news as the number when Obama was in was somewhere around 20%..

 

 
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