Here’s a paradox you don’t hear much about: despite a century of creating machines to do our work for us, the proportion of adults in the US with a job has consistently gone up for the past 125 years. Why hasn’t human labor become redundant and our skills obsolete? In this talk about the future of work, economist David Autor addresses the question of why there are still so many jobs and comes up with a surprising, hopeful answer.
One lesson I am learning this year is that I don’t have to own something in order to enjoy it. With that in mind, I have sold or traded away many (if not most) of my books, music, and (now) movies. The ease of streaming movies and television shows has made hard copies unnecessary. Subscriptions to Amazon Prime and Netflix are all that I seem to need. I am looking for any recommendations on what to watch. Share below!
Check out an article I recently wrote for the Tri-City Herald and let me know what you think….
- Caught (2011): Alcohol and Unforgiveness
- The Woods (2007): Camp and the KGB
- Tell No One (2001): Emails and the Inner-City
- Fade Away (1996): The New Jersey Dragons and Unrealized Dreams
- Six Years (2013): University Professors and Fresh Starts
- Live Wire (2011): Ultrasounds and Lip-Synching
- No Second Chance (2003): Shattered Windows and the Serbian Underground
- Just One Look (2004): Family Photos and Big Hair Bands
- Promise Me (2006): Transcripts and Teachers
- One False Move (1998): The New York Dolphins and Old Mentors
- Hold Tight (2008): Parental Controls and Prescription Drugs
- The Innocent (2005): Self-Defense and Camera Phones
- Back Spin (1997): The PGA US Open and Mysterious Kidnappings
- The Stranger (2014): Lacrosse and Fake Pregnancies
- Seconds Away (2013): Varsity Try-Outs and Movie Extras
- Long Lost (2009): CNN Anchors and Stem Cell Research
- Shelter (2011): Butterflies and Concentration Camps
- Stay Close (2012): Suburbia and Secrets
- Death Do Us Part (2006): Vows and Vengeance
- Missing You (2014): Online Dating Sites and Taverns
- Gone for Good (2002): Covenant House and Childhood Bullies
- Found (2014): Steroids and Social Media
- The Final Detail (1999): The New York Yankees and Failed Drug Tests
- Darkest Fear (2000): Paternity Suits and Plagiarism
- Drop Shot (1996): The ATP US Open and Gang Violence
- Deal Breaker (1995): The New York Titans and Magazine Advertisements
- Play Dead (1990): The Boston Celtics and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
- Miracle Cure (1991): The New York Knicks and HIV
I recently listened to Paul Kalanithi’s bestseller titled When Breath Becomes Air. I don’t believe that I have read something so honest, heartbreaking, and hopeful (all wrapped up into one work) in quite some time. Like most books, I do not endorse or agree with all that the author suggests. However, I am glad that I picked this memoir up. At times, it felt more like the author was sitting right in front of me – pouring his heart out. Highly recommended.
For the sake of all those who are sick of Alabama winning, let’s hope that my college football postseason predictions are as bad as my preseason ones (fifty percent is a failing grade)…
Peach Bowl: Alabama’s defense scores at least twice off of Washington turnovers.
Fiesta Bowl: Clemson squeaks past Ohio State to return to the title game for a second consecutive year.
National Championship: Ugh. This game is no game from the second quarter on. Roll Tide, again.
The end of it…