Trump Watch January 24 2017

Day 354:

Oligarchs Are Not Looking Out For You

I read this article, and all I could think was.

The problem with all this is that Amazon has no interest in human prosperity, only profit.

They will eventually get a system that messes up so little that it wont matter, and then they can fire almost everyone and just have a purely robotic work force.

This would be fine if the government was taxing them heavily and using that money to provide a UBI or some other sort of social benefit.

But they wont, they will lobby the government to lower their taxes, and allow them to keep all their money. The end result being the division of those who own capital (in the form of robots) and those who don’t.

Those who don’t wont matter, and those who do will reign over all others.

Its a nasty brutal future that doesn’t have to exist, and is only perpetuated by greed. Amazon represents the worst of this drive, constantly optimizing for profit over human good.

Jeff Bezoz, Bill Gates, and Warren buffet, three people, are worth as much as 50% of Americans right now, and its only going to get worse.

Call up your senator and tell them you want to live in a future where robots do all the work, and everyone shares in the spoils. Not a world where a couple of all powerful oligarchs treat the rest of us like so much human garbage. We don’t have to allow this to happen to us, we can stop it now before it becomes unstoppable.

Ps. One easy thing you can do is not shop at this panopticon of a nightmare store.

Further Reading:

Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare For All’ Online Town Hall Draws 1 Million Live Viewers

Bernie Sanders talks universal Medicare, and 1.1 million people click to watch him

Flynn kept FBI interview concealed from White House, Trump

Teen polar explorer: “For all those men who commented “Make me a sandwich” on my TEDx talk. I made you a sandwich (ham & cheese), now ski 37 days and 600km to the South Pole and you can eat it.”

Russia is attempting to influence Mueller investigation in an ‘ongoing attack’

NFL Rejects ‘Please Stand’ Ad from Veterans Group

Biden: McConnell Refused To Sign Bipartisan Statement On Russian Interference

Outraged a Democrat beat a pedophile, Alabama GOP votes to end special elections

Sean Hannity Is Now a Favorite Weapon of Russian Trolls Attacking America

Pompeo interviewed in Mueller’s Russia probe, Yates cooperating: report

Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates adds lawyer known for negotiating plea deals with feds

Democratic poll: O’Rourke within single digits of Cruz

CIA Director Says He’s No Longer Calling All The Shots At The Spy Agency

Trump’s 30% Tariff on Solar Panels Will Cut 23,000 Jobs

Maine Democrats file ethics complaint accusing Republicans of spreading ‘fake news’

Trump asked the acting FBI director whom he voted for during Oval Office meeting

As Mueller closes in, paranoia spreads in the White House

Flynn met with FBI investigators without Trump’s knowledge

Democrat Austin Davis wins Pa. House’s 35th District

Day of bombshells takes Mueller probe to critical point

New signs Gates may be negotiating with Mueller’s team

Why Are Evangelicals Supporting a President Who Allegedly Had an Affair with a Porn Star?

Special counsel to seek answers directly from Trump, sources say

Dollar tanks after Mnuchin says a weaker currency is good for US trade

Trump’s FBI purge: The president wants to reshape law enforcement to be loyal to him

Consumer Protection Bureau Ends Investigation of Company that Donated to Leader’s Campaigns

Mueller seeks to question Trump about Flynn and Comey departures

CNN Poll: Nearly 8 in 10 say Trump ought to testify for Mueller if asked

 

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