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EPISODE 1

 

 

DESCRIPTION:  By the year 2025, it’s estimated that the confluence of Artificial intelligence, Automation,  E-commerce, and Outsourcing may result in The elimination of 47% of the jobs that exist in the U.S. today. Not simply low-wage, low skilled jobs, But, also white-collar positions in the financial, legal and healthcare professions.

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EPISODE 2

DESCRIPTION:  In an article titled 9 to 5 is for Losers, the New York Times reports that an entire cottage industry has sprung in in Silicon Valley; a movement that celebrates workaholism as a desired lifestyle. The operative word is HUSTLE.  The prevailing belief:  If you want to succeed, you have to be ready to give up everything.

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DESCRIPTION:  Since the 19th century, the goal of American schooling has been to provide for the fullest possible development of each individual.  And yet today, there are those who believe the opposite.  That a liberal education is irrelevant and that job-specific training is the new path forward; the only way to ensure that Americans survive in an age defined by technology and shaped by global competition.  

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DESCRIPTION: Today, we live in a world of continuous change.  One in which the verities of the past have given way to uncertainty.  Like military planners confronted by invisible foes and asymmetrical forces beyond our control, we can no longer assume that our current skills and knowledge will serve us in the future. Instead, we need to embrace new strategies that enable us to successfully adapt to change and uncertainty. And the only way to do that is to place ourselves in a constant State of Readiness.

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DESCRIPTION: The term Manifest Destiny was first employed in 1845 by magazine editor John L. O’Sullivan in an  article on the annexation of Texas. It expressed the belief that it was the providential mission of Anglo-Saxon  Americans to expand their civilization and institutions across the breadth of the North American continent. This expansion would involve not merely territorial acquisition but promote the progress of liberty and individual      economic opportunity as well.