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According to aspiring Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, automation will soon eliminate countless millions of jobs. It will leave few opportunities for workers who are displaced.

There's no doubt that automation is eliminating jobs. ...

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"We’re not trying to schedule our workers more efficiently. We’re trying to replace them altogether."
-- An executive of a fast-food company

Andrew Yang, a 2020 presidential candidate, reports that quote about automation in his book The ...

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You're lucky. So am I.

I've written in previous blogs that believing we're lucky is a helpful attitude:

  • It makes us happier because we look for the good in situations:
  • It helps us achieve because we see problems as opportunities to do something constructive.

But that's not what I'm talking about here.

I'm ...

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We've probably all made the error of mistaking hate for logic.

Of course, we didn't realize it at the time. But that's what we were doing.

Yesterday's blog post got me thinking about the problem.

On my "Top 10" list of great people, I included the Byzantine Empress Theodora (497-548 CE). Most current historians think ...

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Is human history driven mainly by the actions of "great men"?

It's called the great man theory of history.

Of course, the problem is that word "mainly." Lots of things cause historical events. To say that a specific person was a "main" ...

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