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This is why it ought to be the governments job to provide contraception, sexual education and research and development into means for women to control their own reproduction cycles and system.

Controlling population levels are the job of every nations government.

Fact is as the tech advances, manufacturing will only become quicker, computers will fix computers and we will consume more resources... To reduce the resource consumption rate, one must reduce the mouths at the table.

Stalin and Hitlers solutions to populations aren't acceptable, we aren't going to kill each other for these resources and globally we all must reduce our populations.

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Some years ago, I think it was IBM who had a slogan like: " Making machines do more, so that people can do more."

Now this sounded pretty good. If a robot could do part of your job, you should be able to put more time into other things, including innovations on the process.

A man and a machine together would be more productive than 2 men or 2 machines, perhaps. If the machine breaks down, you fix it. People wouldn't have to be broken in the course of doing their jobs.

With the improved efficiency, every worker should make more money and do less of the hard physical labor. A win-win situation.

It hasn't worked out that way. Instead, manufacturers buy robots, lay off workers and make way more money than they used to. The laid off worker of course gets nothing, and the robot eats cheap.

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NEW YORK — Five years after the start of the Great Recession, the toll is terrifyingly clear: Millions of middle-class jobs have been lost in developed countries the world over.

And the situation is even worse than it appears.

Most of the jobs will never return, and millions more are likely to vanish as well, say experts who study the labor market. What's more, these jobs aren't just being lost to China and other developing countries, and they aren't just factory work. Increasingly, jobs are disappearing in the service sector, home to two-thirds of all workers.

They're being obliterated by technology.

Year after year, the software that runs computers and an array of other machines and devices becomes more sophisticated and powerful and capable of doing more efficiently tasks that humans have always done. For decades, science fiction warned of a future when we would be architects of our own obsolescence, replaced by our machines; an Associated Press analysis finds that the future has arrived.

The global economy is being reshaped by machines that generate and analyze vast amounts of data; by devices such as smartphones and tablet computers that let people work just about anywhere, even when they're on the move; by smarter, nimbler robots; and by services that let businesses rent computing power when they need it, instead of installing expensive equipment and hiring IT staffs to run it. Whole employment categories, from secretaries to travel agents, are disappearing.

"There's no sector of the economy that's going to get a pass," says Martin Ford, who runs a software company and wrote "The Lights in the Tunnel," a book predicting widespread job losses. "It's everywhere."

The numbers startle even labor economists. In the United States, half of the 7.5 million jobs lost during the Great Recession paid middle-class wages, ranging from $38,000 to $68,000. But only 2 percent of the 3.5 million jobs gained since the recession ended in June 2009 are midpay. Nearly 70 percent are low-paying jobs; 29 percent pay well.

In the 17 European countries that use the euro as their currency, the numbers are even worse. Almost 4.3 million low-pay jobs have been gained since mid-2009, but the loss of midpay jobs has never stopped. A total of 7.6 million disappeared from January 2008 through last June.

I guess they can't blame unions anymore...

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