Jim Hightower

We Are Luddites!
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We Are Luddites!

BY JIM HIGHTOWER “The robots are coming! The robots are coming! … Eek! They’re already here!” Today’s proliferation of industrial robots is an advanced generation of powerful, autonomous machines driven by artificial intelligence. The profiteers and techies propelling us into the deep unknown of a robot economy concede that the fast-evolving machines will be radically…

Think Your Job Is Safe From The Robot Invasion?
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Think Your Job Is Safe From The Robot Invasion?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Industrial automatons have been on the march for years, devouring the middle-class job opportunities of factory workers. But this time is different. If you think your family’s future is safe because you don’t rely on factory work, think again. Rapid advances in AI have already turned yesterday’s science fiction into today’s brave…

Do Better Than A Rip-Off Health Care System
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Do Better Than A Rip-Off Health Care System

BY JIM HIGHTOWER News flash: Republican congressional leaders have come up with yet another grand scheme to fix America’s health care system. So, look out – because when they say “fix,” they mean it in the same sense as your veterinarian uses the word! For the gazillionth time, GOP lawmakers have put a shiny new…

The Gaping Hole In Trump’s Border Wall
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The Gaping Hole In Trump’s Border Wall

BY JIM HIGHTOWER How much of our money does Donald Trump want to pour into his xenophobic fantasy of erecting an impenetrable wall on our Mexican border? The big-businessman-turned-president insists that costs be damned – just build it! That seems to be a very un-businesslike approach – but then, it’s not his money, is it?…

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