REAL left social progressives understand that after these few decades of ROBBER BARON FAILED STATES made of our US cities killing our public school systems----parents and students simply want PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES. What is being built will kill US public education---will kill broad economic opportunity and access for 99% of US and global citizens.
PLEASE DO NOT SETTLE FOR NEW BUILDINGS THINKING OUR CHILDREN ARE GETTING A PUBLIC SCHOOL.
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How robots will kill the 'gig economy'
Harriet Taylor | @Harri8t
Published 11:38 AM ET Wed, 9 March 2016 Updated 12:16 PM ET Wed, 9 March 2016 CNBC.com
The so-called gig economy will cease to exist in 20 years, according to a new report from venture-backed start-up Thumbtack, an online marketplace that helps skilled workers find customers.
The study predicts that logistics companies — from start-ups like Uber to tech giants like Amazon — will soon replace drivers and delivery workers with autonomous vehicles and drones. Highly skilled workers, such as lawyers and accountants — no longer guaranteed jobs at big firms — will be the new gig economy workers, the study finds.
"The gig economy as we know it will not last," Jon Lieber, chief economist at Thumbtack, and Lucas Puente, an economic analyst at the firm, said in the report. "In the past few years, analysts and reporters have obsessively focused on transportation technology platforms such as Uber and Lyft and delivery technology platforms such as Instacart and the workers needed for these on-demand services. This narrow focus on low-skilled 'gigs' misses a larger story. These relatively commoditized, undifferentiated services are supplementing income, not generating middle-class lifestyles. Moreover, these tasks are overwhelmingly likely to be automated over time, performed by self-driving cars and drones."
Uber is upfront about its plans to replace drivers with robots over time. "Autonomous driving technology has the potential to drastically reduce deaths in cars and make transportation even more affordable," an Uber spokesperson told CNBC. "That's an exciting future and one Uber intends to be part of, but that transition for technical, regulatory and adoption reasons, at scale, will take some time."
"In the meantime, our focus is providing flexible work opportunities for as many people in the world as possible," said the spokesperson.
Almost half of U.S. jobs are at high risk of computerization over the next 20 years, according to Oxford academics Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne. Their findings were published in 2013 and remain unchanged, though there are some caveats — such as resistance from stakeholders and relative wage levels — that will determine if a job is in fact automated, said Osborne.
We keep seeing this stat-----50% of US jobs will be robotics-----when in fact that percentage is far-larger.
Predictions about how many jobs robots will ultimately displace vary widely.
"We forecast that 16 percent of jobs will disappear due to automation technologies between now and 2025, but that jobs equivalent to 9 percent of today's jobs will be created," said Forrester analyst J.P. Gownder in a report. "Physical robots require repair and maintenance professionals — one of several job categories that will grow up around a more automated world."
Taking a global view, more than 3 million workers will be supervised by a "robo-boss" by 2018, research and advisory firm Gartner predicted late last year.
The jobs least likely to be automated first are those that require a high level of creativity or emotional intelligence, Osborne said. For example, school teacher jobs are relatively safe because of the elevated level of social intelligence required to teach and mentor children.
Positions that are particularly vulnerable to automation include telemarketers, tax preparers, watch repairers, insurance underwriters, cargo and freight agents, and mathematical technicians, the Oxford study found. Within each category, some jobs will be automated sooner.
"There are a lot of driving tasks today that really only require the navigation of relatively structured environments," said Osborne, co-director of the Oxford Martin Program on Technology and Employment. "In those types of environments, autonomous vehicles are very much on the near horizon."
Driving jobs on mining sites are already being automated and long-distance truck drivers, forklift operators and agricultural drivers could be replaced within five to 10 years, he said.
Professional drivers navigating complex inner-city environments, tricky intersections and pedestrians crossing roads involve all the higher-end difficulties of driving. That's why Uber drivers will be the last to be replaced by robots, perhaps within a couple of decades, said Osborne.
In the meantime, the gig economy is creating invaluable data to feed Uber's algorithms and build artificial intelligence systems — the brains of those robots. For example, an Uber driver is sending back a lot of data on where customers are as well as traffic and road conditions.
"All these things might ultimately enable the autonomous vehicles that Uber is very actively pursuing to better complete those kinds of tasks," said Osborne.
"This gig economy — in that it is being pursued through digital platforms — is actually getting people to automate themselves out of a job through delivering data back to the platforms that can be used to provide an automated alternative," he said.
If our FB FRIENDS whether US citizens or global citizens do not KNOW the REAL INFORMATION we have posted every week for a dozen years -----if a citizen does not understand how these few decades our US media has been allowed to be completely myth-making and propaganda-----that is because the K-university schools in your communities were not US PUBLIC SCHOOLS----they were CORPORATE and FREEMASON--HIDING AND LYING information.
'Ruchir Sharma Ruchir Sharma, chief global strategist at Morgan Stanley Investment Management,
is the author of “The Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces of Change in the The Post-Crisis World,” from which this essay is adapted'.
Here in US we will see those national media, global banking NGOs, and global technology think tanks telling us---DON'T WORRY-----we are creating new industries for employment---not killing all employment opportunity. Well, above we see MORGAN STANLEY INVESTMENT doing just that----in a WASHINGTON POST now owned by AMAZON BEZOS.
Now, if the US these few decades was not captured by ROBBER BARON CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA----Morgan Stanley would be out of business and all its executives in PRISON. So, we would not turn to JAIL BAIT-----for what is good for American education and economic structure.
When we recover the massive corporate fraud from these few decades from MORGAN-----and GOLDMAN SACHS----we can have an FDR rebuilding of all the public K-universities we need in each state and community.
Robots won't kill the workforce. They'll save the global economy.
Across the world, the labor pool isn't growing fast enough to support our needs.
A robot collects dishes to be cleaned at Chilli Padi Nonya Cafe in Singapore.
By Ruchir Sharma
, Contributor, Post
December 2, 2016
The United Nations forecasts that the global population will rise from 7.3 billion to nearly 10 billion by 2050, a big number that often prompts warnings about overpopulation. Some have come from neo-Malthusians, who fear that population growth will outstrip the food supply, leaving a hungry planet. Others appear in the tirades of anti-immigrant populists, invoking the specter of a rising tide of humanity as cause to slam borders shut. Still others inspire a chorus of neo-Luddites, who fear that the “rise of the robots” is rapidly making human workers obsolete, a threat all the more alarming if the human population is exploding.
Before long, though, we’re more likely to treasure robots than to revile them. They may be the one thing that can protect the global economy from the dangers that lie ahead.
An increase of 2.5 billion people may sound catastrophic. But what matters for economic growth is not the number of people but the rate of population growth. Since its peak in the 1960s, that rate has slumped by almost half to just 1 percent, and the U.N. forecast assumes that this slowdown will continue. Women are having fewer children, so fewer people are entering the working ages between 15 and 64, and labor-force growth is poised to decline from Chile to China. At the same time, owing to rapid advances in health care and medicine, people are living longer , and most of the coming global population increase will be among the retirement crowd. These trends are toxic for economic growth, and boosting the number of robots may be the easiest answer for many countries.
One simple way to estimate how fast an economy can grow is by adding working-age population growth and productivity growth: If the number of workers and output per worker are both increasing by 1 percent a year, then economic output should rise by roughly 2 percent. Over the past decade, both sides of that equation have declined dramatically across the world. In the United States, productivity growth has fallen by almost half from its postwar average, but growth in the labor force has slid even faster, dropping by two-thirds to an average pace of 0.5 percent, according to calculations performed for my book. Though many explanations have been offered for the slow recovery from the global financial crisis of 2008, the clearest answer may be aging populations. Something will have to fill the void left by, say, retiring farmers, and particularly at a time of rising hostility to immigrants, it is likely to be farmbots.
WE KNOW THESE STAGNANT US ECONOMIES ARE DELIBERATELY CAUSED BY US FED AND GLOBAL CORPORATIONS HAVING NOTHING TO DO WITH AGING BABY BOOMERS.
It may not be long before economists are worrying about a global shortage of robots. In many industrial countries, from Germany to Japan to South Korea, growth in the working-age population has already peaked, acting as a drag on the economy. Widely overlooked, however, is the fact that the population-growth slowdown is unfolding even faster in the emerging world, according to my research.
Consider the turning point that China hit last year. For the first time since records began in the 1950s, its working-age population growth was negative. As a result, China’s labor force is expected to lose 1 million workers each year for the foreseeable future, and it is also aging rapidly. Studies by Evercore ISI, a research firm, show that the elderly share of the population is rising more than twice as fast as it did in the United States and more than four times faster than in France at similar stages of development. Asked by an alarmed dinner companion about the threat robots posed to jobs in China, Nobel economist Daniel Kahneman responded: “You just don’t get it. In China, the robots are going to come just in time.” No wonder Beijing now offers heavy subsidies to companies involved in industrial automation.
CHINA HAS TWO BILLION CITIZENS LEFT UNEMPLOYED THESE FEW DECADES OF FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES----THERE ARE PLENTY OF PEOPLE FOR WORK IN CHINA FOR GOODNESS SAKE----
And timing is critical. Those who fear the job-destroying impact of machines say this generation of technology is different because it is coming so fast. If older generations created tools for use by humans, such as sewing machines, the new forms of automation are imbued with artificial intelligence, capable of “machine learning” and of rapidly replacing humans in a broad swath of jobs, from manufacturing to services — even jobs that involve writing about robots. Concern about this disruptive advance has been stirred up by authorities such as Oxford University researchers Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne, who predicted in 2013 that nearly half of U.S. jobs would be at risk from automation in the next decade or two.
These alarms have sounded before, however. The Machine Intelligence Research Institute at the University of California at Berkeley has found that today, the average forecast for when artificial intelligence will arrive is about 20 years. But that was also the standard prediction in 1955. And often, humans find a way of working with their automated creations. After the introduction of supermarket scanners, the number of cashiers grew. Though legal-discovery software appeared to threaten the jobs of paralegals, their ranks increased, too. Now, many fear that self-driving trucks will displace millions of American truckers, but they may create more and better jobs for those who service those increasingly complex vehicles.
If automation was displacing human workers as fast as implied in recent books like Martin Ford’s “The Rise of the Robots,” then we should be seeing a negative impact on jobs already. We’re not. Since 2008, economic growth has been weak compared with that in other post-crisis recoveries, but job growth in the major industrial countries has been relatively strong. In the Group of Seven, the world’s top industrial countries, unemployment has fallen faster than expected in the face of weak economic growth, and faster than in any comparable period since at least the 1970s. The Japanese economy is growing at 0.8 percent, yet it is at full employment. According to my research, the job picture has been particularly strong in Germany, Japan and South Korea — the industrial countries that employ the most robots .
ABSOLUTELY NOBODY BELIEVES TODAY'S US EMPLOYMENT/UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES----OF COURSE IT IS ALREADY HAPPENING.
True, robots do represent a new obstacle for some poorer nations, namely those few that do not suffer from population decline. In the postwar era, countries like China escaped poverty by moving a rising young population off the farm and into more productive jobs in factories. Indeed, it was unusual for any country to sustain rapid growth unless the working-age population was increasing faster than 2 percent a year. My analysis shows that, in the 1980s, 17 of the 20 largest emerging economies had a working-age population expanding that fast, according to my research, but now there are only two: Nigeria and Saudi Arabia. And they will have a hard time moving a large segment of their young populations into industrial jobs, given that they now have to compete with robotic manufacturing elsewhere.
Yet for the rising number of countries facing population decline, the effort to lift the labor force has begun. Starting in the 1980s, led by Singapore, nations from Chile to Australia have offered baby bonuses for women to have more children, but many have found that these bonuses are ineffective in the face of stronger cultural forces, including the desire of many women to pursue a career before having children. Others have tried with some success to boost the workforce directly by raising the retirement age, offering women incentives to join or return to the labor force after having kids, and opening doors to immigrant workers.
The simple math, however, shows that particularly in rapidly aging, conservative societies such as Japan and Germany, none of these groups has the potential to make up for coming declines in the working-age population. Germany decided to admit roughly 1 million refugees in 2015, in part for economic reasons, but the resulting controversy has reduced the flow. Germany would have to admit 1.5 million each year through 2030 to fully offset the economic impact of its aging population. Japan, which on average admits fewer than 70,000 immigrants per year, would have to admit 1 million annually. Given the widespread political backlash against immigration, increases this large are unlikely.
So far, robots are drawing comparatively little populist fire, perhaps in part because their numbers are still quite low. Worldwide, the industrial labor force includes about 320 million humans, compared with just 1.6 million robots. That’s a huge gap, even counting the superior strength and speed of the robots. And most of them fall in the category of unintelligent machines, committed to a single task such as turning a bolt or painting a car door. Nearly half of them work in the auto industry, which is still the largest employer (of humans) in the United States.
In the future, economists may start counting robots the way they now count gains in the working-age population, as a driver of growth. For much of the world, robots will stand alongside immigrants, women and the elderly as a fourth pool of labor.
DID ANYONE MISS THE INCLUSION OF MEN ------alongside immigrants, women, and elderly------our 99% of US men better know they are great big losers MOVING FORWARD no matter what those global banking 5% freemason/Greek labor players are selling.
Whether by design or accident, many of the countries with the most rapidly aging populations already have the most robots. According to the International Federation of Robotics, the nations with the highest density of industrial robots include South Korea, with 531 per 10,000 employees, Japan with 305 and Germany with 301. The United States ranks eighth with 176. China is well behind with only 49, but on the bright side — arguably — it had the world’s fastest-growing robot population.
Today, population trends are the most powerful force shaping the rise and fall of nations, the starting point of any discussion about an economy’s prospects. Most of the world is graying fast, and the economic answer to aging will be all hands on deck, no matter what they’re made of.
Those US cities having an ACLU not only backing, but leading in the building of what global 1% OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS ONE WORLD call '21st century schools'----you have an ACLU working for the civil liberties of extreme wealth and extreme corporate power----that's FAR-RIGHT WING LIBERTARIAN--------you do not have an ACLU working for 99% of WE THE PEOPLE both US and new immigrants-----claiming they are 'LEFT' and helping bring social benefit.
Here is Baltimore 'Public' Schools having literally raided for these few decades ALL public funding to our city K-12 so each community school was allowed to decay and struggling. All that public school funding was misappropriated to build global for-profit schools overseas---we are watching as a Baltimore City Center which is fast being made ONE MASSIVE GLOBAL HOPKINS CORPORATION CAMPUS----funneling all school building funds to those schools only.
LIVE WHERE YOU WORK MEANS ONLY HOPKINS EMPLOYEES WILL BE ATTENDING THESE SCHOOLS----THESE SCHOOLS HYPER-GLOBAL NEO-LIBERAL BRINGING NO VALUE TO OUR 99% PARENTS OR STUDENTS.
Everyone in this Baltimore Sun article quoted as supporting these schools and thinking it is great for our 99% of Baltimore citizens black, white, and brown citizens ---is a global banking 5% freemason/Greek player. What started under Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake with then Maryland Gov Democratic O'Malley is simply MOVING FORWARD same ONE WORLD US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE education policies under today's Baltimore Mayor PUGH and Maryland REPUBLICAN GOV HOGAN. This is because both O'MALLEY AND HOGAN are FAR-RIGHT WING GLOBAL BANKING 1% ----not US Democrat or Republican.
First of many new city schools opens in East Baltimore under $1.1B push
With gratitude, cheers, dancing and hope for the future, the new Fort Worthington Elementary and Middle School opened Wednesday, the first in an ambitious $1.1 billion school construction program in Baltimore that will upgrade and rebuild up to 28 schools.
The Fort Worthington project cost a total of $37 million and Mayor Catherine Pugh joined Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young and City Schools CEO Sonja Santelesis among other elected officials and advocates to cut a red ribbon to open it.
"They will come here and they will excel," Pugh said, as her voice grew louder like she was delivering a sermon in church. "This could be where the next president, the next cure for cancer could come from. We can do it, just give us the opportunity. That's what this school represents."
A second school in the state's 21st Century Schools program, Frederick Elementary School for grades pre-K through 5, is set for its ribbon cutting on Saturday at 2501 Frederick Ave. at noon. The school received a $30 million renovation and addition and will reopen merged with Samuel F.B. Morse Elementary School with a new principal, Harold S. Henry Jr.
Baltimore City Public School classes are set to begin on Sept. 5.
Ke'Maya Hopson, 9, a rising fourth grader at Fort Worthington was excited as she walked through the hallways of the new school at 2710 E. Hoffman St.
"The technology here will help me learn and the lunchroom is better," Hopson said.
"It's bigger and has a lot of glass," she added, pointing up toward a two-story atrium in the main lobby just off of the "cafetorium" where lunch and academic gatherings will be held in the very near future.
Gov. Larry Hogan helped to break ground at Fort Worthington last June 14 in a ceremony not attended by the city's former mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who was feuding with the governor at the time. The 21st Century Schools program was approved by the General Assembly in 2013 and officially kicked off in 2014.
The brick and glass school is a boost for the community of Berea, located a dozen blocks from Johns Hopkins Hospital in East Baltimore. The school is surrounded by working class rowhouses, but a few blocks away, there are dozens of vacant and abandoned houses. It is hoped to be a new anchor in the community, Santelesis said.
The Maryland Stadium Authority is overseeing the construction and designs of the 21st Century Schools program. Last year, MSA officials said they had realized $15 million in savings over original cost estimates as work at Fort Worthington and Frederick Elementary got underway. Two other schools are expected to deliver under the program by the end of the year.
There are a total of eight schools underway in the 21st Century project now and design and bidding work for two others is moving forward. Those schools are Arlington Elementary and Middle School and Patterson High School.
MSA officials have said a total of 17 city schools will be in the pipeline for the project by the end of the year.
'In January 1857, Freemason James Buchanan was elected president to replace Franklin Pierce'.
Above we see global banking 1% OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS BUCHANAN as a minor US President-----this book brings modern day BUCHANAN as those with THE LONG GAME.
The fundamental duty of US public schools is to educate our US people to be CITIZENS and COMMUNITY LEADERS. The article below claims the FAR-RIGHT WING RADICALS have WON--------calling the book DEMOCRACY IN CHAINS----non-fiction. DEMOCRACY is in chains when all political parties are captured by global banking 5% freemason/Greek pols and players working for a FOREIGN SOVEREIGNTY OF MALTA---OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS. DEMOCRACY is in chains when all national media is captured to myth-making and propaganda-----which was allowed to taken place over just a few decades CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA because our US public K-university schools were captured and corporatized.
DEMOCRACY IN CHAINS tries to tell us that a nation with broad political input from communities and states having 99% of citizens wanting to create societal conditions allowing for REAL multiculturalism-----placed US DEMOCRACY in chains. What we are MOVING FORWARD with ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE for only the global 1%-----is 1000BC Democracy where only the GLOBAL 1% have rights as CITIZENS.
WHEN WE DISCUSS PUBLIC EDUCATION POLICY IN US TODAY----IF OUR US K-UNIVERSITY HAS NOT MADE THE CORRUPTION OF ALL OUR POLITICAL PHILOSOPHIES TOP IN EDUCATIONAL CURRICULA----WE HAVE 'FAILED SCHOOLS'.
We discuss in detail the goals and agenda put in place late 1800s ----early 1900s in taking America from being a sovereign nation to being a colonial nation by global banking 1% and OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS----all these goals were known to our US citizens who educated on public policy and economics these several decades. NO DOUBT what is being called a RADICAL FAR -RIGHT did corrupt our US politics for a LONG GAME-----but these REVISIONIST HISTORY 'non-fiction' books do not tell the REAL STORY.
How the Radical Right Played the Long Game and Won
James McGill Buchanan, shortly after the announcement that he won the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economics.
By Heather Boushey
- Aug. 15, 2017
The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America
By Nancy MacLean
334 pp. Viking. $28.
Earlier this year, when the Republican pollster Glen Bolger sat down with Donald Trump voters who had previously voted for Barack Obama, one Wisconsinite summed up his reason for favoring Trump this time around: “I think they all lie, but Trump was more — is more obvious.” This statement presents quite a puzzle. Why would any voter think that being a known liar is an asset?
Insight into this conundrum comes from an unlikely source, the life’s work of the economist James McGill Buchanan — who happens to be the subject of a new book, “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America,” by the historian Nancy MacLean. Buchanan, who was born in 1919 and died in 2013, advanced the field of public choice economics into politics, arguing that all interest groups push for their own agenda rather than the public good. According to this view, governing institutions cannot be trusted, which is why governing should be left to the market.
In the United States, promising and then delivering services and protections for the majority of voters provides a path for politicians to be popularly elected. Buchanan was concerned that this would lead to overinvestment in public services, as the majority would be all too willing to tax the wealthy minority to support these programs. So Buchanan came to a radical conclusion: Majority rule was an economic problem. “Despotism,” he declared in his 1975 book “The Limits of Liberty,” “may be the only organizational alternative to the political structure that we observe.”
Buchanan therefore argued for “curbing the appetites of majority coalitions” by establishing ironclad rules that would curb their power. As he was known for saying, “the problems of our times require attention to the rules rather than the rulers.” In 1986, he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science for “his development of the contractual and constitutional bases for the theory of economic and political decision making.”
Buchanan, however, also had what MacLean calls a “stealth” agenda. He knew that the majority would never agree to being constrained. He therefore helped lead a push to undermine their trust in public institutions. The idea was to get voters to direct their ire at these institutions and divert their attention away from increasing income and wealth inequality.
This is the sordid tale that MacLean lays out in “Democracy in Chains.” She starts with Buchanan’s early engagement in policy work in the late 1950s, when he offered to help the state of Virginia respond to the federal mandate to desegregate public schools. After the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that public school segregation was unconstitutional, Buchanan and a fellow economist called for the state to issue tax-subsidized vouchers to any parents who wanted to send their children to private schools. What these economists were calling for was essentially the privatization of public education.
But even in 1950s Virginia, public schools were popular with many white parents, and “a fire sale of tax-funded public schools to private school operators would be political suicide,” MacLean writes. Buchanan’s plan failed, and he learned a tough lesson from this foray into policy making: If the majority demands services such as free public schools, politicians will acquiesce.
Buchanan decided he needed to influence policy at a deeper level. In the ensuing years, he sought to lead an economic and political movement in which he stressed that “conspiratorial secrecy is at all times essential” to mask efforts to protect the wealthy elite from the will of the majority. In September 1973, Buchanan held the inaugural meeting of the International Atlantic Economic Society, arguing for the need to “create, support and activate an effective counterintelligentsia” to reshape the way people thought about government. He believed the center-left controlled academia and “effectively indoctrinated political actors in both parties,” MacLean writes. To fight back, conservatives needed to develop new surrogates who could be “indoctrinated” in turn with right-wing ideas, and then “mobilized, organized and directed” to disseminate them.
We know all of this because MacLean found documentation of Buchanan’s plans — including correspondence, meeting minutes and personal papers — in his previously unexplored archives. She came upon her biographical subject “by sheer serendipity,” she writes, while researching how the state of Virginia responded to the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Seeing the name of an unfamiliar economist eventually led her to rooms full of documents that made clear how “operatives” had been trained “to staff the far-flung and purportedly separate, yet intricately connected, institutions funded by the Koch brothers and their now large network of fellow wealthy donors.” Buchanan’s papers revealed how, from a series of faculty perches at several universities, he spent his life laying out a game plan for a right-wing social movement.
One part of his plan involved Social Security. The election of Ronald Reagan as president in 1980 was a watershed for conservatives, yet it quickly became clear that he, too, would succumb to political pressure. By 1982, Reagan’s fight to end Social Security — long a bugbear of Buchanan’s — was faltering. Amid that debate, the libertarian Cato Institute, funded by the brothers Charles and David Koch, made privatization of Social Security its top priority and turned to Buchanan for a master plan. Buchanan told them that “those who seek to undermine the existing structure” must do two things: Make people doubt the viability of Social Security, and divide the public by suggesting high earners be taxed at higher rates — which might sound progressive but would ultimately undo the universal foundation of the program itself.
REAGAN WAS NEVER RIGHT WING CONSERVATIVE---HE WAS ALWAYS FAR-RIGHT WING NEO-LIBERAL WHICH IS BASICALLY LIBERTARIAN-----AS WAS CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA---now TRUMP.
MacLean doesn’t hide her antipathy to Buchanan’s goals. As a historian of American social movements, she brings this expertise to her study of Buchanan, showing how his work helped to sow doubt that anyone — whether individuals, groups or institutions — can act in the public good. Nevertheless, her overt moral revulsion at her subject can sometimes make it seem as if we’re getting only part of the picture.
American democracy was unprepared to defend itself against the agenda of Buchanan and conservative benefactors. Buchanan may not have been the only actor in this movement, and the role of conservative donors and economists has been documented elsewhere, but we are now living in a world he helped shepherd into reality. Public choice economists argue that those with the most to lose from change will pay the most attention, which has certainly been the case with Charles and David Koch. They and their friends have invested enormous sums in organizations that have changed the national debate about the proper role of government in the economy. Our politically polarized and increasingly paralyzed government institutions are the result.
With this book MacLean joins a growing chorus of scholars and journalists documenting the systematic, organized effort to undermine democracy and change the rules. In “Dark Money,” Jane Mayer tells the tale of the Koch brothers. In “Invisible Hands: The Businessmen’s Crusade Against the New Deal,” the historian Kim Phillips-Fein shows how a small group of businessmen initiated a decades-long effort to build popular support for free market economics. The political scientist Steven M. Teles writes about the chemicals magnate John M. Olin in “The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement.”
Power consolidation sometimes seems like a perpetual motion machine, continually widening the gap between those who have power and money and those who don’t. Still, “Democracy in Chains” leaves me with hope: Perhaps as books like MacLean’s continue to shine a light on important truths, Americans will begin to realize they need to pay more attention and not succumb to the cynical view that known liars make the best leaders.
Here is just ONE example of MYTH-MAKING AND PROPAGANDA in Baltimore as global banking 5% sell the idea that GLOBAL GREEN TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION ------is GREEN-----is SUSTAINABLE-----is good for our 99% WE THE PEOPLE-----economic future.
We often discuss how the PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD------is FAKE ENVIRONMENTALISM----it is tied to FAR-RIGHT WING GLOBAL CORPORATIONS having pretended to be advancing social benefit---as with global big AG and big MEAT-----as with GLOBAL ONE WORLD ONE TECHNOLOGY AND ENERGY GRID.
The reason OBAMA sent to PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD our former Baltimore MAYOR RAWLINGS-BLAKE -----is BALTIMORE could care less about climate change----could care less about being GREEN or ENVIRONMENTAL-----Baltimore is FAR-RIGHT WING BUSH/CHENEY-----nothing happening in Baltimore tied to environmentalism.
THIS IS SMART CITIES DEEP, DEEP, REALLY DEEP STATE-----being sold as CLEAN ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
When our Baltimore Public K-university allow all this myth-making and propaganda surrounding in this case---ENVIRONMENTALISM/WHAT REALLY IS GREEN-----we have no PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
THIS is how the FAR-RIGHT WING played the long-game in KILLING US DEMOCRACY-----it is these far-right wing ALT RIGHT ALT LEFT 5% freemason/Greek player NGOs pretending to be 'left' social benefit that killed DEMOCRACY in America. It is our US public K-university where all broad open discussion of public policy occurs-----
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Peoples Climate Movement
Holistic Life Foundation, Inc.
Take a stand for a safe climate, clean air, and healthy communities in Baltimore. Meet us on April 29th at 4th St NW & Madison Drive on the National Mall.
Join the Baltimore Peoples Climate Movement for our second town hall focused on building the New Energy & Economic Future!
Doors at 5:30 - Conversation at 6!
Mustafa Santiago Ali, Senior VP of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization for the Hip Hop Caucus, will open this town hall with a special video message. Then leaders from labor, climate, and local grassroots groups will dig into how we can build green industries in Maryland that protect our climate, provide clean, affordable power, and create family-sustaining jobs. Throughout the evening, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in the conversation.
The very first goal of any US public school system would be to assure the American people the most BASIC and FUNDAMENTAL definitions of what is PROPAGANDA---MYTH-MAKING-----vs what is REAL INFORMATION---NON-FICTION.
There is no doubt that a pluralist society is filled with people thinking what THEY believe is REAL INFORMATION. BIAS/OPINION comes with POLITICS. But there is a core of information that we KNOW to be a BASELINE for real information. Here in US we have KNOWN that national media and global NGOs were corrupting the definitions of political philosophy---of what goals politicians have with MOVING FORWARD a political agenda.
IT REALLY IS EASY PEASY FOR ANY PUBLIC K-UNIVERSITY TO ACT AS A CENTER FOR REAL INFORMATION.
1. information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.
2. the deliberate spreading of such information, rumors, etc.
3. the particular doctrines or principles propagated by an organization or movement.
What is Propaganda?
As opposed to information that is objectively presented to inform a audience, propaganda is constructed with the intent to influence the attitudes, beliefs, or opinions of a target audience. Richard Alan Nelson defines propaganda as such: “Propaganda is neutrally defined as a systematic form of purposeful persuasion that attempts to influence the emotions, attitudes, opinions, and actions of specified target audiences for ideological, political or commercial purposes through the controlled transmission of one-sided messages (which may or may not be factual) via mass and direct media channels” .
Propaganda is considered to be by popular opinion a wholly negative term, loosely considered to be a synonym for blatant lying and manipulative coercion. Settling on a universally agreed upon definition of propaganda has not been achieved ever since its coinage. Indeed, “The experts have plenty of trouble in agreeing upon a satisfactory definition of propaganda, but they are agreed that the term can’t be limited to the type of propaganda that seeks to achieve bad ends or to the form that makes use of deceitful methods” .
Various individuals and groups have attempted to pin down propaganda in one way or another. Some say that propaganda must have emotional appeal, but many things which most would consider propaganda are based purely in logic (just, perhaps, false logic). Some people assert that propaganda is present only in periods of controversial situations, but this is not the whole case because we widely regard things such as STD awareness as propaganda. Robert B. Townsend closes his examination of what propaganda is with the following remark: “Most students of the subject agree that propaganda has to do with any ideas and beliefs that are intentionally propagated. They agree also that it attempts to reach a goal by making use of words and word substitutes. Types of propaganda range from the selfish, deceitful, and subversive to the honest and aboveboard promotional effort. It can be concealed or open, emotional or containing appeals to reason, or a combination of emotional and logical appeals” .
The definition used for purposes here is: “Propaganda is information that deliberately attempts to persuade the attitudes, beliefs, or opinions of a target audience for ideological or political reasons”.
Types of Propaganda
There is a way in which propaganda is classified that is popular in propaganda studies, this is the black-white-gray classification. This classification system focuses primarily on the originator of the propaganda in question and its terms are as follows:
White Propaganda: Propaganda which truthfully states its origin (the source is outright identified). The information presented is accurate (even if one sided, etc.). It is the most common type of propaganda.
Gray Propaganda: Propaganda whose source may or may not be correctly identified. Accuracy of information is uncertain. “The objective of gray propaganda is to advance viewpoints that are in the interest of the originator but that would be more acceptable to target audiences than official statements. The reasoning is that avowedly propagandistic materials from a foreign government or identified propaganda agency might convince few, but the same ideas presented by seemingly neutral outlets would be more persuasive” .
Black Propaganda: Black propaganda, like gray, camouflages the true source of the propaganda. But while gray propaganda is unattributed, black propaganda is typically falsely attributed. “Black propaganda is highly subversive and provocative; it is usually designed to appear to have originated from a hostile source, in order to cause that source embarrassment, to damage its prestige, to undermine its credibility, or to get it to take actions that it might not otherwise” .
This classification of propaganda is not universally agreed upon and is not useful for our purposes here. These forms, in any significant sense, only account for the origination source of the propaganda and for the most part over look methods and intent of the source. These three forms of propaganda will be considered only so far as the originating source of the propaganda will be considered in light of the following categories.
- Most closely resembles “white propaganda”
- Source is known
- Information presented is largely accurate and truthful
- Seeks informed support from target audience
- Goal is to further the goals of the propagandist but not without regard to the well-being of the audience
- Most closely resembles “black propaganda”
- Source may be unclear or unknown
- Information presented is largely inaccurate, false or deceitful 
- Seeks to coerce its audience, rather that truthfully inform
- Goal is to further the goals of the propagandist, with no concern for well-being of the audience
- In general it does the following: calls on false authority, lies, fabricates, exaggerates, deceives, coerces, or disinforms.
Gov Rauner of Illinois is a FAR-RIGHT WING global Clinton neo-liberal NOT A DEMOCRAT-------he made the STATE OF ILLINOIS a SANCTUARY STATE meaning the entire state is now a US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE. So too did STATE OF MARYLAND under O'MALLEY another FAR-RIGHT WING Clinton neo-liberal allowed to be called a DEMOCRAT. Of course Rauner would veto set salaries of any kind especially those tied to US first world developed nation quality of life and LIVING WAGE. There will be NO US SCHOOL TEACHER PROFESSIONALS in ONE WORLD ONLINE COMMONER CORE----and certainly no employee wages not in line with overseas Asian Foreign Economic Zones----$40,000 salary?
HOW 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN.
Of course FAKE REPUBLICANS are MOVING FORWARD all these ONE WORLD neo-liberal education policies as well.
Rauner vetoes bill that would set minimum teacher salary at $40,000 within five years
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Sunday vetoed legislation that would have raised the minimum salary for an Illinois teacher to $40,000 within five years, putting the re-election-seeking Republican at odds with teachers unions once again.
The bill approved by lawmakers in the spring would make the minimum teacher salary for next school year $32,076. The number would rise to $40,000 for the 2022-23 term and grow with the Consumer Price Index after that.
REMEMBER, IN US THE LIVING WAGE IS NOW $18 AN HOUR----$30,000 A YEAR=====SO THESE 'MINIMUMS ARE POVERTY LINE.
“Teachers are our greatest asset in ensuring the future of our youth and they deserve to be well-compensated for their hard work,” Rauner wrote in his veto message. “However, minimum pay legislation is neither the most efficient nor the most effective way to compensate our teachers.
“Things like pay-for-performance, diversified pay for teachers in hard-to-staff schools or subjects, or pay incentives for teachers with prior work experience are all viable options to provide greater compensation for teachers,” the governor wrote.
The Democrat who sponsored the salary bill said Sunday that he was “disappointed.”
“Refusing to guarantee professional educators a livable minimum wage is no way to lure more teachers to Illinois,” Democratic state Sen. Andy Manar of Bunker Hill said in a statement. “I’m disappointed in the governor’s veto, and I know thousands of dedicated, hard-working, creative educators throughout the state are too.”
SOMEHOW SEN ANDY MANAR DOES NOT MENTION THE DESIGNATION OF FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES ASSURES THIRD WORLD WAGES AND NOT US PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Rauner has feuded with labor since his first campaign, including teachers unions that backed the minimum salary proposal. But he often touts his signature last year on a new school funding formula among his top achievements.
State lawmakers could try to override Rauner’s veto when they go back to Springfield after the November election, but it could be difficult. Supporters would have to find six more supporters of the minimum teacher salary bill than voted for it back in May.
Illinois law currently lists the minimum salary for a teacher at $9,000, a level that took effect in July 1980.