The Rise of “Non-Productive” Work

Ever see the “cutsie” office sign?  “The harder I work, the behinder I get…”?  This morning we look at an increasing intractable problem:  How far can this trend of lessening human productivity go before the whole global economic system blows up?

In a sense, Karl Marx was onto something when he claimed that everyone (proletariat plus workers) should own the “means of production.”  Which was endorsed not too many years back as employee-owned companies rose in America.

Yet now, in addition to too much computer horsepower of our phones – resulting in egregious wastes like time on social media – and the resultant bot storms there – amplifying and feeding back into the waste loop – we see another problem coming along to hit up upside society:  Massive A.I. with robotics.

This morning, we throw in with Ned Ludd a bit.  And propose some novel solutions that the superficial monetizers of things like climate, race, and gender might want to think a little deeper on:  As the solutions to many of society’s ills not a need for “more tech and machines?”  Or is a more aggressively pro-human tax regimen the right medicine for what ails Mother Earth?

After a serving or three of headlines and our mid-week ChartPack.  All grist for hungry minds.

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25 thoughts on “The Rise of “Non-Productive” Work”

    • Boy when congress decides to go back to DC after their Easter Vacation.. Won’t they be shocked..

      • Don’t know about that. There were only a couple dozen on the bus. They should have packed it and several others like a Coyote does a stolen SUV on its way out of Del Rio, crashed through the security gate of the Capitol and ran like a SOB when they came to a stop. THAT would be the surprise they need in D.C. – and then repeat the event at Pelosi’s, Bribem’s, Schumer’s and any number of other Dim and RINO mansions out there.

      • “There were only a couple dozen on the bus.”

        LOL LOL couple of dozen wouldn’t be anything.. there are that many indigents on the mirror pond daily the way it is LOL… you would have to drop off the whole eighteen thousand a day to make it a show.. like sending a letter to congress.. if you send a hundred nothing they toss out that many already.. but now if you sent ten thousand letters per congressman that there my friend is NEWS… shut that city down .. then do it till they make a decision yes or no but decide one way or another don’t just pass a gas bubble and leave the room kind of joke either.. .. doesn’t matter who is giving them money or where they are doing the macarena dance.
        .and It would create thousands of jobs just to pitch and toss..

      • “There were only a couple dozen on the bus.”

        That’s a drop in the bucket. I visited one of the Border Patrol field stations (tents located under an international bridge) back in December. That station alone had caught a couple of dozen by midnight.

  1. I always heard it was “The hurrier I work, the behinder I get.” That served two functions. Don’t hurry your work, and avoid having to do it again. One of my favorites is, “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”

    • “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”

      Hmm sounds familiar.. no mater how many times I measure it its still cut to short.. or measure once cut twice… LOL…its functional but doesn’t look store bought.. LOL

  2. “…Go for a full on STRATEGIC WIN with the very first salvo of arms.”

    A Tae Kwon Do Master once told me, the main goal of Tae Kwon Do is to deliver “one punch, one kick, and the fight is over.”

    One of Putin’s black belts is in Tae Kwon Do.

    Good luck with pulling his belts in Tae Kwon Do and Judo. Maybe the West thinks that will work.

    • In Tae Kwon Do, the right hand cupped in the left hand while at attention signifies peace over war. It is a defensive art, except in an ageed-to match. Apparently, Vlad was too busy plucking chest hairs to pay attention to this.

      • “U aint NO Daisey”

        Hwarang Do..offensive style for “fixing” Opponents achy joints ; )

        Vllad be patiently picking apart the darkness that is US/Nato “neoconic” deepstate.

        …new Global Gold Standard, Ure asses be “shot”/kaput.
        Less than 2 weeks to go – before the warm golden light of Putins’ Russia is permanently “shown” up into Ure collective rectums.
        Cold war idiots – left cowering in the shadows,again, clothed in the most expensive mil. equipment fake money” can buy – Buck Ass NAKED.. that is funny as scheisse.

        One HELLHOLE of a strategic operation in the kraine! congratulations “cold warriors” – still the Stupidist Humans on the surface of the this Great Green Earth.

        All BS..complete Waste of NRG.

        “ONE PUNCH” Monk Hai Deng/OG Shaolin (modern era)

  3. Please accept my apologies. I have only now stumbled upon this discovery through the favourable machinations of the universe. Yes, Axiom’s currently underway Ax-1 private spaceflight mission to the ISS has a NFT marketplace. The mission commander and mission specialists will be minting pieces in space from their personal experiences and with inspirational messages. Exclusive work drops are planned from orbit into the community to help foster interest in exploring life beyond planet Earth. They even accept cryptocurrency for those so inclined. Talk about generating chatter in the digital realms. Why wait until summer for the Perseid meteor showers?!

    • Yes, some NFT like a digital certificate of authenticity attached to a real tangible object say, a Patek Phillipe will have value accompanied by the actual asset. The rest lay somewhere in the range of Tulips to digital equivalency of an ETF.

      Caveat Emptor.

      Got Bitcoin?


    Starting at 12:40 for Monkey’s SitRep today:
    Monkey has some bad news on the supply line angle of things regarding Shanghai. As he explains it the number of anchored ships waiting to be loaded and unloaded there is causing a shutdown all the way back to the production lines and the lines that supply that phase of what comes to our shelves around the World. The longer it is shut down the longer it takes to start it all back up again and right now it appears that this will be hitting around August – October and if things get sticky enough social unrest could disrupt or even postpone the Fall elections. See the connection there? I’ve worried that the elections might be disrupted this Fall and I would NOT put it past any of the D.C. NWO denizens to try and perpetrate this – and this is only one aspect of what they’re doing around the World. We also have a food shortage in the pipeline that will only add to this.

    Also starting at 20:15 Monkey’s connect-the-dots intel tells him that the Biden regime is flying illegals in to take the $15/hr jobs in the Amazon warehouses that Americans (REAL Americans) won’t take. Amazon has a bad turnover rate on it employees and can’t keep people for any length of time. These illegals get flown in for the jobs, stay 4 to a hotel room, probably have a path to citizenship which means they’ll also be eligible for a military draft if it comes to that and, surprise, surprise, eligible to vote. This is all part of the fundamental changing of our society that Obama wanted for the U.S.
    Buckle up people. If you aren’t prepping for yourselves or those you’re leaving behind you’re going to be stuck with nothing when this all hits.

    On top of everything else Clif and others are seeing a serious banking dust-up in a matter of weeks and some are seeing a break up of our country into regions a lot sooner than anyone here is publicly anticipating.

    Have a great evening!

  5. Texas is saturated with illegals who have flown here from all corners of the globe. I have met some who were good people; I have been victimized by others.
    A number of years ago I was subjected to an unprovoked assault by a supervisor ( not my immediate). I was in constant level 5 to 8 pain for almost nine months with an inflamed nerve bundle. The lone witness was a second supervisor whose papers were not in order , that is, he was an upscale illegal. He threw me under the bus. Without an eyewitness or an x-ray (nerve damage isn’t photogenic), I had no recourse.
    I view illegal coworkers with the same reservations as dopers- their judgement is suspect when things turn ugly.

  6. Merry Christmas George. Tomorrow is the actual birth of Jesus according to my calculations. And the signs say so.

    Even the bucket of KFC I got yesterday said, Happy Holidays and had Santa on it. Thanks DUDE! Happy Birthday!

    I’m talking a long sebatical from on line thoughts at all these venues such Ures. I spoke to the Jedi last night about the “finger prints of God” on everything around us. I call them totems. I spose Finger Prints of GOD is more appropriate.

    Having stood in the middle of 9 manifestations of the Finger Prints of God in one place last weekend. Similar to the CD case I found with the Halloween coupon book, 4 months priopr to Eric Church booking his American tour, 9 months before i would ever hear about the job i have now and to be there att rh3 eact moment 10 months to the day and take that picture which was an exact image at 1201am on Halloween as the image in the CD that I found with the Halloween coupon book.

    And every mistake I made, and every choice and every mistake everyone else made, every choice they made which was as many mistakes and choices as the sands of the Sahara, to put me there at the exact moment to take that picture that matched that CD case I found at 1201am on Halloween.

    One the Jedi asked me, what someone else asked on here. How do you know if you are living in God’s perfect will. Obviously you are. How does one live in such a perpetual state of synchronicity

    So I told him, to me, God’s perfect will is to me the perfect blend of love and humility.

    Some people think humility is making everyone better than you. And being less than. But that is not humility. Humility is, physically taking a step back from anything, even what you think you know and saying Show me me how to _______.

    I do that often. Show me how to live a life of prosperity. Show me how to live a life of wealth. Show me how to appropriately navigate this situation, event, circumstance, personalities and feelings with honor and respect. Show me how DUDE to love my children in this situation for their greatest benefit.

    I find at times, when I’m struggling with a problem or issue. I’m standing to close to it. So I physically take a step back. As a representation of my willingness for the solution to take the Lead in any given situation, circumstance, event, personality conflicts or other.

    When I do that? I’m living in God’s perfect will. And it is there like last weekend in Seaside Oregon, I’m standing in awe, perfectly in the palm of THE DUDES hand as I look around and see not just one totem or Finger print of God manifested. But 9 all around me. And nobody knows or sees what I see but THE DUDE and me. And once again I am reminded, every single mistake, every choice I made and every mistake and every choice everyone else made put me exactly where THE DUDE wanted me to be at the exact time HE wanted me there. With the.exact people around me he wanted there with me in that moment. Even if they could not see it. I could. Even if they were not aware of its occourance or could not even fathom the depth of it. Doesn’t make it any less true.

    I’m not special. At all. Everyone should be living like that. I think. I think everyone is. They just don’t have the eyes to see it. I guess.

    Not sure when. Or if I will come back on here. I don’t know. So I’m taking a step back from you all and the jedi for now, and let the Spirit or Solution lead.

    How do you know what the will of THE DUDE is? Its the perfect blend of humility and love. That is how you know.


    Truly I am Blessed and Highly Fortunate!

    Q: ~ All Summer Long ~

    Kid Rock.

  7. Will The Court Allow Special Counsel John Durham To See Clinton Campaign Documents?

    The Clinton campaign, the DNC, Perkins Cole, and Fusion GPS withheld or redacted numerous documents from the special counsel.

    Tech exec was warned dirt-digging effort on Trump ‘will not fly,’ Durham claims

    A researcher tasked by tech executive Rodney Joffe with mining internet data to create a “narrative” of Trump-Russia collusion expressed doubt about the Hillary Clinton campaign project in an August 2016 email cited by Special Counsel John Durham – writing at one point, “This will not fly,” according to court documents.

    Yellen calls for crypto regulation to reduce risks, fraud

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says more government regulation is needed to police the proliferation of cryptocurrency and other digital assets and to ward off fraudulent and illicit transactions. In practice, one result would be that users would get documentation of their crypto dealings for use in filing their taxes.

    American Gulag: With Noor Bin Ladin’s Help, Revolver’s Work Has Made It Into the Official Records of the UN

    For the past year, Revolver has done more than any other publication to undermine the discredited official narrative of the January 6 U.S. Capitol incident. We have exploded the myth of a planned insurrection, and forced both Congress and the national media to confront substantial evidence that federal informants and provocateurs were active on 1/6 and played a central role driving the events of that day forward. Now, with the help of Noor bin Ladin, Revolver’s work has made it into the official records of the UN.

    WORLD AT WAR Viral ‘Russian Mobile Crematorium’ Tweet is From an 8-Year-Old YouTube Video

    A viral tweet that remains unchecked by “fact checkers” claims to show a Russian-operated ‘mobile crematorium’ in Mariupol, but the image is taken from an 8-year-old YouTube video.

    In a break with the past, U.S. is using intel to fight an info war with Russia, even when the intel isn’t rock solid

    It was an attention-grabbing assertion that made headlines around the world: U.S. officials said they had indications suggesting Russia might be preparing to use chemical agents in Ukraine. President Joe Biden later said it publicly. But three U.S. officials told NBC News this week there is no evidence Russia has brought any chemical weapons near Ukraine.

    U.S. ‘Intelligence’ Says Its ‘Intelligence’ Is Bullshit

    U.S. ‘intelligence’ folks tell their stenographers at NBC News that their obvious lies are obvious lies. That announced ‘break with the past’ of faking ‘intelligence’ happened when?

    How ‘rock solid’ was the ‘intelligence’ about Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction or chemical weapons attacks in Douma, Syria? U.S. ‘intelligence’, then and now, is pure imagination for the purpose of deceiving the U.S. and ‘western’ public about the reality of this or that conflict

    Unlike the U.S. Russia no longer has any ‘banned munitions’

    NYT’s Top Editor Orders Reporters To “Meaningfully Reduce” Twitter Usage As Musk Joins Company’s Board

    How’s this for interesting timing?

    Just days after Elon Musk – a self-described “free speech absolutist” – unveiled a 9.2% stake in Twitter, the NYT’s executive editor has reportedly ordered the paper’s army of reporters (many of whom are among the platform’s most closely followed journalists) to reduce the amount of time they spend tweeting.

  8. Finnish Supreme Court doesn’t consider sex with 10-year-old as rape

    In a surprising judgment, the Finland Supreme Court refused to consider sexual abuse of a 10-year-old girl, by 23-year-old asylum seeker, as rape. The top court observed the child wasn’t forced into the act while rejecting the prosecution’s plea for harsher punishment.

    Hey LOOB: Here’s the precedent…

    The libs on the USSC have “examined” other countries’ court decisions (despite such being both against the law and incredibly ill-advised) for over 30 years now, before proffering their “own opinion” on a case.

  9. Ok, so 6% of the US egg industry is effected by bird flu, which leaves 94% of the industry operational, add on a war we aren’t (supposedly) in on, on the other side of the world and American producers are effected by it in the form of supply chain disruption. Is it just me who doesn’t understand why? Tank aren’t blocking our roads.

    Ok, so in 2015 we asked France to help us when the bird flu hit the US then, but when it was over, why didn’t we just say “Thank you” to France and go back to taking care of ourselves?

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