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My latest: 🤖 The end of the Age of Labor? The case against mass technological unemployment. (And what happens if I’m wrong.) Also: 5 Quick Questions for ... CalTech's Ali Hajimiri on the future of space-based solar power ☀

ICYMI: From NFIB's May #smallbiz  #jobs  report released earlier this month via @EpochTimes : "Currentlabor market conditions are very tight, with 51% of all small business owners reporting that they could not fill their job openings.”

Corporate profit margin "nirvana" may be subsiding as we move into the back half of 2022. #SPX500  net profit margins reached 13.23% (last 12 months), highest since the '90s. Pressure from higher labor/input/interest costs likely to weigh on margins as the year goes on. @FactSet 

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Two men were held without bail in connection with the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old in Brockton last Labor Day weekend, prosecutors said.

Now that US law presumptively bars all imports from Xinjiang because of the use of Uyghur Muslim forced labor, there is a risk some corporations may divert forced labor-tainted goods to markets without such legislation such as Australia, Japan, and the EU.

The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Philippines slammed the mandatory school reporting of teachers beyond the official school year calendar, calling it a “new form of forced labor.”

Labor unrest at South Africa’s state-owned power utility Eskom after a standoff over wage talks is pushing the continent’s most-industrialized economy toward record blackouts

Peter Dutton has accused the Labor government of attempting to “crab-walk” out of the AUKUS agreement which he said would be a “travesty” to Australia’s security future.

Victoria's new Deputy Premier has been struck down by COVID-19 on her second day in the Labor leadership team. #9News 

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The United States we know today was built with the labor of enslaved Black Americans. The last were not freed (officially) until 19 June 1865. Let us celebrate— and never forget.

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BREAKING: The Department of Labor just proposed a rule that aims to let government contractors fire workers who are LGBTQ, or who are pregnant and unmarried, based on the employers’ religious views. This is taxpayer-funded discrimination in the name of religion. Period.

Periodic reminder: there is no labor shortage. There is a shortage of jobs that treat workers with dignity and an excess of corporate greed.

“Socialism is a scare word they've hurled at every advance the people have made. Socialism is what they called public power, social security, deposit insurance, and independent labor organizations. Socialism is their name for anything that helps all people.” —Harry Truman, 1952

This is Chris Smalls. He worked in an Amazon warehouse for over four years. In 2020 he was fired for protesting unsafe conditions and quarantine violations. In 2021 he started the labor union'>Amazon Labor Union calling for higher pay, better benefits, and better anti-discrimination policy.

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If a hospital worker can wear a mask nonstop during a 10-hour shift. If women can wear masks during labor. You can wear a mask while running an errand.

I can’t get over the concept that women birthed every man. So every misogynist was brought into the world from the labor of a woman. The hate really is mind blowing

If you appreciate 40-hour work weeks, safe working conditions, higher wages, weekends, and a day off today—thank the labor movement. #LaborDay 

kanye saying that he wants the 13th amendment (which abolished slavery) to be repealed and for america to stop outsourcing labor... from a private jet while wearing a trump hat and decked out in yeezy (made in china)... is too much confusion for me

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