47% of Jobs Will Disappear in the next 25 Years, According to Oxford University

By PHILIP PERRY, 27 Dec 2016, Big Think British Musicians. Ms. Dynamite. Getty Images. The Trump campaign ran on bringing jobs back to American shores, although mechanization has been the biggest reason for manufacturing jobs’ disappearance. Similar losses have led to populist movements in several other countries. But instead of a pro-job growth future, economists across the board predict further losses …

Less than 10 percent of food currently wasted in US reaches the 1 in 7 Americans without enough to eat

Cross-posted from ThinkProgress.org During this season of charitable spirit, holiday meal preparation, and reckless consumer behavior, the amount of food we throw in the trashcan deserves a moment of our attention. Fifty-two million tons of food are wasted by consumers and consumer-facing businesses annually — over 80 percent of all U.S. food waste. Currently, less than 10 percent of that food is …

A century and a half ago, fossil fuels replaced slaves as the underpriced energy source driving American economic growth…

By transportation entrepreneur and former Zipcar CEO Robin Chase, cross-posted from the Huffington Post.  She co-founded the largest car-sharing company in the world, along with three other companies (Veniam, Buzzcar, and GoLoco). She was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, a Business Week Top Ten Designer, a Fast Company Champion of Innovation, and has been featured …