Workers’ fear of new artificial intelligence technology makes sense: that technology has the potential to eliminate their jobs. But if we didn’t live under capitalism, AI could be used to liberate us from drudgery rather than hurl us into poverty.
Nathan J. Robinson is the editor of Current Affairs.
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How the execution of a mentally ill black man delivered Bill Clinton into the Oval Office.
During his term, Bill Clinton used violent and underhanded tactics to promote US interests in Haiti.
In 1998, Bill Clinton ordered the bombing of a medicine factory in Sudan. The country has yet to recover.
During his term, Bill Clinton fought to protect pharmaceutical companies’ ability to profit off the AIDS epidemic in South Africa.
Bill Clinton claimed welfare reform would empower black mothers. It actually pushed them further into poverty.
Bill Clinton is responsible not just for eviscerating welfare, but for trying to end any Democratic Party commitment to the poor.
Bill Clinton’s crime policies left many poor people with only two options: prison, or homelessness.
At the height of his presidency, Bill Clinton had the chance to roll back the drug war. Instead he made things worse.
In 1992, Bill Clinton spoke from the mecca of American white supremacy to launch his “tough on crime” agenda.
Bill Clinton’s political career has been a disaster for black Americans.