Wealth Is Not Its Own Reward
Lurking Lies Literally Make You Sick and Tired — Part 2
No Good Can Come from Evil Secrets
The 4th Industrial Revolution — Loved by Mining
I gave a glimpse of the West Virginia Coals Mines in my blog post “Capitalism Overreach — The West Virginia Coal Miners”.
“The phrase Fourth Industrial Revolution was first introduced by Klaus Schwab, the executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, in a 2015 article in Foreign Affairs, “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution” was the theme of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.”
Your Choice — Class or Industrial Revolution?
Now we are seeing the loss of grocery store cashiers, even robots that make your morning coffee. Soon hard hit will be bookkeepers and accountants.
I mention in the above post that Australia is already using driverless trucks in mines. Not the trucks that drive the streets but the behemoths that haul iron ore from the pits to the mines. Virginia, Minnesota will be putting a new haul truck for tourists to visit. A large haul truck slid down an embankment at the Minorca Mine on April 29, 2019. The driver was checked in to a hospital and released unharmed.
Suncor of Canada will add 60 large haul trucks to its existing fleet of 140 displacing 400 drivers. Each truck can haul 240 tons. Caterpillar just built one that hauls 400 tons in one load the 797F.
So from ‘paper-pusher jobs, to convenience store operators (see Amazons new ‘Go Stores’ to mega-ton earthmovers careers in this world is changing fast.
I talked to a guy today as we drove to the VA Hospital in Minneapolis MN that said another dead industry is financial securities.
A job that is fairly secure for many years is computer learning, machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, etc. A blog post of mine “Machine Learning — A Visit with Vivay” says that over 6,365 (on-line alone) MS computer science students are graduated from Georgia Tech every year.
So we squinted at a view of the future and what decisions today’s students and workers and how they were challenged.
A quote I heard not too long ago that is really pretty scary is that 70% of the workforce knows that changes are coming but only 30% are taking the education that will equip them for it. (West Virginia Coal Miners? redux)
But back to trump.
I believe that his biggest blunder lies within the confines of the American states. Thinking that the America people are going to tolerate the tax fraud he perpetrated with his $1.5 TRILLION bounty to the Republican donors as a payoff for their continuing support seems is a far-fetched dream.
Already Robert and Rebekah Mercer has jumped trump’s ship of state and taken $52.2 million with them. You can look up “OpenSecrets.org” and find other mega-donors that are not as pleased as they might be.
A real challenge I believe is going to be Senator Bernie Sanders. I watched his address at George Washington University last Wednesday, June 12, 2019. (Ironically this hallowed institution is where the Koch Brothers reach out like leeches take the wealth from the common man.
He harkened back to earlier social conscious presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower. (A blog post of socialism is forthcoming.)
A majority of trump supporters still adore him. His poll numbers stay around 40% approval.
Even I now and then receive a word of or phrase calling my sanity into question from one of these people.
I have laid out in my blog posts the major grievances I have with trump. The minor ones I cannot keep up with.
Is he going to start a war with China or Iran? Who knows?
What I do know is that he is at war with his countrymen especially those that are not white and male and straight.
He and the Republican party are going to have to answer to all the minorities that have been and are being abused and I hope it starts in 2021.
Are there enough rich white men to buy the votes he needs to buy the election?
More to come in Part III