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Friday Nite Videos | September 29, 2023

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War Without Humans

Barbara Ehrenreich TomDispatch
In 1997, Barbara Ehrenreich went after the human attraction to violence in her book Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War. Now, in an updated, adapted version of an afterword, she turns from the origins of war to its endpoint.

Kurt Vonnegut Warned Us About the Dangers of Automation

David H. Price The Progressive
The greatest immediate risk presented to humanity by AI is not robotic control of military weapons, but its application within the logic of capitalism—an alignment that will further relegate human needs as secondary to market forces.

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Flexible Work Without Exploitation

Jennifer Sherer and Margaret Poydock Economic Policy Institute
Reversing tech companies’ state-by-state agenda to unravel workers’ rights and misclassify workers as ‘contractors’ in the gig economy and beyond.
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