Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Western sanctions program can best be compared to an interrogator who first amputates a victim’s arm and then, brandishing the severed appendage, threatens to begin slitting its wrist and tearing out fingernails. As early as March 2022, for example, Russia’s foreign currency reserves were frozen by the United States and European Union, severely restricting the ability of the Russian state and nation to purchase manufactured goods from the west raise capital, and pay its bondholders. A week later, though, having already had its...
Looking Towards a Productive, Robotic Future
One argument against the idea of technological unemployment, offered by many people who today sincerely style themselves as leading defenders of the free market, goes that automation will create more jobs than it destroys but due to the nature of the market, the nature of those jobs is, if not fundamentally unknowable, functionally indescribable for the purposes of the argument over automation. How could a person a hundred years ago, the reasoning goes, predict the existence of jobs like “app developer,” “nuclear engineer,” or “diversity and inclusion consultant”? The jobs of the future will...
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