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How to Know Robots Will Take Your Jobs

In the ’80s we fantasized about the robots coming for our lives. Sentient futureware hurtled through time to kill the most important of us and cement their cold mechanical future.  In the ’90s we fantasized about the robots coming for our minds. Post-apocalyptic Hugo Weaving using internet virtual reality to...

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The Great Society Has Been A Great Success

  In July 2013, roughly 8.9 million disabled workers received an average of $1,130 each month from the Social Security Trust Fund. That is up from roughly 455,000 in 1960 and 4.4 million in 1996. As Joe Califano points out, yet another long lasting benefit Great Society programs.   The...

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This Is The 2014 State Of The Union Address

State of the Union Address replay State of the Union fact check State of the Union We have our highest graduation rate in three decades. There have been eight million new jobs created over the past four years, and we currently have the lowest unemployment rate in 5 years. We...

Here Are The Facts On Unemployment Benefits

What Are They? Payments made by the government and other authorized bodies to unemployed people. The benefits themselves are very modest, averaging just $300 a week. However, only about 40% of the long term unemployed collect benefits.   How Long Do They Last? State unemployment benefits are 26 weeks. Extensions have passed Congress 11...