I’ve been in the final stages of finishing a new book of essays on AI, Automation and the future of work.
In 1997, Gangland: cultural elites and the new generationalism dominated Australia’s book scene. Arguing that young people were under-represented in Australia’s mainstream media, subjected to ‘moral panics’ and increasingly demonised by the press, the book painted a picture of youth culture in crisis.
I find it interesting sometimes to contrast the narrow, vocational-based education system we have today with the kind […]
An estimated 90% of large companies are using automated software to read and respond to resumes. From tracking software that reads a […]
Over the last few decades, the Western world has had an increasingly specialised workforce, with workers trained in […]
At the end of 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed that close to two-thirds of all […]
Lifetime employment has long been the cornerstone of corporate governance in Japan. College graduates at large firms have […]
It’s May 26, 2016 and Donald J. Trump attends a presidential rally in Bismarck, North Dakota. “We’re going […]
Gertrude Stein originally called those who returned from World War I a ‘lost generation’, disoriented, wandering directionless through […]
In Political Liberalism, John Rawls argues that, “political power is always coercive power backed by the government’s use of sanctions, for government alone has authority to use force in upholding its laws” (Rawls 1993, p. 136).[i] In saying as much, Rawls is echoing a commonly held belief: that the state has the power to coerce its citizens, and this coercion prevents citizens from breaking the law. In most modern states, citizens are routinely threatened with arrest and incarceration if they do not abide by the state’s legal system. The language of “authority” is often used to justify this coercive action (Goffman 1982; Morris 2004, p. 196; Weber 1947).[ii]