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10 Reasons You HAVE to Quit Your Job in 2014 | James Altucher

10 Reasons You HAVE to Quit Your Job in 2014 | James¬†Altucher Posted on April 11, 2014 by wbaltzley This was going to end badly. My boss screamed at me in front of my colleagues. I had done something wrong … Continue reading

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The Post-Work Society Is Not a Future State. It Is Here. Right Now (Part 8) | Hipcrime

1. http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2013/04/less-than-100000-payroll-jobs-a-585-employment-to-adult-population-ratio-exactly-where-it-was-a-year-ago-and-labor-force.html 2. http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2013/03/and-yet-the-labor-force-participation-rate-is-still-falling.html 3. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/03/07/1192309/-Don-t-think-class-war-from-above-is-real-Check-out-productivity-and-wage-growth-since-1973 4. http://www.theburningplatform.com/?p=51418 5. http://jaredbernsteinblog.com/jobs-day-tomorrow-its-a-wealth-v-wages-recovery/ 6. http://fabiusmaximus.com/2013/02/06/foodstamps-job-48565/ 7. http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/10/average-tax-rates-for-the-highest-income-taxpayers/ 8. http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/08/historical-tax-rates-poster-on-sale-for-10/ 9. http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/12/your-tax-rates-since-1913/ 10. http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2010/05/top-tax-rate-socialism/ 11. http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/10/effective-tax-rates-around-the-world/ 12. http://www.businessinsider.com/how-the-internet-is-making-us-poor-2013-3 13. http://andrewmcafee.org/2013/01/mcafee-technological-unemployment-us-manufacturing-econom/ 14. http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/30/no-trickle/ 15. http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/03/the-most-important-thing-to-remember-about-americas-food-stamp-boom/274443/ 16. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/04/taxes-richest-americans-charts-graph 17. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/04/taxes-richest-americans-charts-graph 18. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/04/taxes-richest-americans-charts-graph 19. http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/features.nsf/Articles/C52956572546624F85257B1D004DE3FC?OpenDocument 20. http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/31/more-stockman/Continue reading

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The Post-Work Society Is Not a Future State. It Is Here. Right Now (Part 7) | Hipcrime

Many people like me have called for things like a Universal Basic Income, a Guaranteed Minimum Income or a Negative Income Tax. All of these are essentially variations on a theme. But I would argue that the above shows that … Continue reading

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The Post-Work Society Is Not a Future State. It Is Here. Right Now (Part 6) | Hipcrime

There is a common conception that the social safety net is actually causing unemployment. That is, making a more generous social safety net will ipso facto, cause unemployment to increase. That is, people suddenly, inexplicably prefer not to work en … Continue reading

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The Post-Work Society Is Not a Future State. It Is Here. Right Now (Part 5) | Hipcrime

Now there are bound to be several objections to this idea. An entire rebuttal would take a piece of book length, but in the interests of brevity, I will respond a few of the more notable objections. I’m sure there … Continue reading

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The Post-Work Society Is Not a Future State. It Is Here. Right Now (Part 4) | Hipcrime

Every passing month it’s the same story – the unemployment rate goes down, yet there are not nearly enough jobs for people entering the workforce. How is this possible? And this has been the story month in and month out … Continue reading

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The Post-Work Society Is Not a Future State. It Is Here. Right Now (Part 3). | Hipcrime

Of course, it’s more than just disabled people and¬†prisoners we pay for via taxes. Many people, while not entirely supported by the state, receive government funds in order to survive because so many jobs pay poverty-level wages. This is essentially … Continue reading

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