Archive for Employment Insurance

Peter Ponders The Problems at Hand

Posted in life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , on July 16, 2020 by segarini

As I tell anyone who will listen, I worked for Unemployment Insurance and its successors for over 40 years. I  learned a lot of things about people over that time, especially about unemployed people.

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Peter VS Technology

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2017 by segarini

While researching this column, I discovered some interesting information about Ned Ludd, the founder of the Luddite movement, whose adherents would smash machinery with hammers because they feared job loss from industrialisation. There is some dispute as to whether he, in fact, even existed.  Also, at that time, “factories” as we know them today were very rare. Hence it was generally a case of a mob breaking into a private home to destroy the machinery. Undoubtedly this was a recipe for violence.

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