Category: Science and Technology


Obviously, work can’t merely be “abolished.” No matter how much automation, driverless trucks, robots, etc we use to eliminate “work,” somebody still has to design, build, and maintain the technology behind all that. And in the present system, the more automation we have, the more unemployment we’re going […]

COVID Strikes Back

By Peter Zeihan on July 28, 2021 The United States is seeing a second summer of rising COVID cases, though this year’s surge–and accompanying COVID-related deaths and hospitalizations–are largely avoidable. The US is in a near unheard of position compared to its global peers. Americans have an abundance of safe […]

Meet the Censored: Matt Orfalea

By Matt Taibbi Yes, the government is helping crack down on text messages and Facebook posts, but not to worry. At least your private thoughts are safe, right? Not so fast, found filmmaker Matt Orfalea. America’s burgeoning censorship movement had a great week. The White House jumped on […]


On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds 60 percent of voters said the U.S. government is holding back information about the military’s observations of unidentified aerial phenomena while 40 percent said it is being forthright with Congress and the American people. Ryan Grim and Emily […]

The coronavirus pandemic is far from over

DW Some countries are reporting more new coronavirus infections compared with the previous two weeks. Global data trends show that the coronavirus pandemic isn’t over yet. DW sums up the current situation in three charts. These charts and this article are updated every Friday between 1100 and 1300 UTC. Last updated: July 9, 2021. […]