The influence of Pacific Ocean temperatures on our climate is so great that the cool phases of natural cycles, like El Niño and La Niña, have masked much of the global warming that has occurred. Now these cycles have both switched to their warm phases.
What will today's workers do in an age of touch-screen cash registers and drive-themselves taxis? Enjoy more leisure or be put out to pasture like so many horses in the age of the automobile? Peter Frase sticks to the optimistic view. With more tech tools, there's more leisure in our future, as there should be, he says. He's also convinced that capitalism will end.
In addition to the private prison corporations, a wide range of companies, organizations, individuals and even towns profit economically or politically from prisons. They all have "skin in the game" - and have a definite interest in opposing attempts to reduce or end mass incarceration.