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Laura Perrins: Thursday’s reading list – robots, feminists and Trump ‘tax cuts’


Good morning Con Wom’ers, on today’s reading list we have a long read from the great, Kay Hymowitz at City Journal.

In this exceptionally important piece, discussing the impact if automation and robots in the workplace, it makes me think that soon we will look back at zero contract hours as a golden era, when humans not robots did the work. As ever, while the feminists fret about the mythical gender pay gap soon there will be an explosion in the work place, which might cost them their job (and that of their male partners). Some chilling statistics are here:

“Artificial Intelligence is set to invade just about every sector of the economy. In a widely cited 2013 study, Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne of Oxford examined 702 occupations to figure out which were most likely to be automated. They concluded that 47 percent of American workers were at high risk of being replaced by machines. The World Bank had an even higher estimate: on average, 57 percent of jobs in OECD countries could be automated over the next two decades.”


This on the battle within feminism is interesting. It asks, “How did feminism come to be so closely associated instead with abortion, lesbianism, and a kind of neo-Marxist attempt to frame women as the new proletarian class, angry and destined to seize history’s reins? How did a woman who said marriage should be abolished, comparing it to slavery, stake her claim to speak for women in general? How did “housewife” become a condescending term, indeed an insult, among feminists, while minorities claiming “intersectional” status became the cynosures of the movement?”

Finally, and I make no apology for this, for the nerds here is some commentary on the so-called greatest tax cut in history by Trump. In short – it is no such thing. There are some tax cuts here and there, but once you take into account the many ‘deductions’ the GOP intend to scrap, many in the middle-class will end up paying more. They even scrapped a deduction for families who adopt children. That’s just stupid.

The Conservative Woman reading list – brilliant, informative, conservative. Not fake news.

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