Automation is a real threat. How can we slow down the march of the cyborgs?

Automation is a real threat. How can we slow down the march of the cyborgs?

Alissa Quart

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Co-published with The GuardianInstead of working to give robots personhood status, we should concentrate on protecting human workers – and decelerate the push to automate jobs.

Ranching Life on the High Plains of Montana

Ranching Life on the High Plains of Montana

Elliott Woods

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Co-published with The Guardian and Mountain Outlaw MagazineElliott D. Woods spent time in Phillips County in northern Montana, where public land is a source of life to which ranchers are intimately connected. If the plan to transfer lands to the states succeeds, it will mean a radical restructuring of the economy and the culture of the West.

Payday Lenders Kept Me Afloat When I Fell From Middle Class to Poverty

Payday Lenders Kept Me Afloat When I Fell From Middle Class to Poverty

Joseph Williams

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Co-published with QuartzMy odyssey from the middle class to Ace Check Cashing, speaking with a teller through a window of three-inch-thick bulletproof-glass, was simultaneously surreal and jarring.