The Wealth Tax   The Wealth Tax. The article on a possible Wealth Tax in the April 13, 2021 Opinion Section of the Toronto Star, argues that a Wealth Tax would be the simplest, fairest and most effective way to collect billions of dollars of extra revenue a year....

Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)

Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is a relatively new and revolutionary economic theory. It states that a government that can print its own currency does not have to worry about budgeting large deficits since it can print the money to pay for it. Instead it states that...

AI at the Grocery Store

When we last wrote on this subject, in Artificial Intelligence and the Job Market, Amazon had recently announced its Amazon Go Convenience Stores that automated the checkout process letting shoppers select their goods and walk out without having to wait in line for a...

Advances in Home Robotics

Book title or subtitle   The Toronto Star recently published an article dealing with advances in home robotics. When we last wrote on this subject in Artificial Intelligence and the Job Market, we reported the development of the Roomba, a floor vacuum cleaner....

IoT

    The concept of an Internet of Things has been around for some years. Today, it refers to an internet connected network of physical devices of all types equipped with embedded sensors and capable of transmitting the sensed information wirelessly to the...