Robots Will Steal Your Job

Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK is an audiobook that explores the impact of technological advances on our lives, what it means to be happy, and provides suggestions on how to avoid a systemic collapse. Written by Federico Pistono and read by Ian R Buck.

The Pursuit of Happiness

Episode #11

In most of the industrialized world, the "pursuit of happiness" is considered to be an inalienable right. But our current economic system is not set up to allow everyone the opportunity to pursue happiness.

Chapter Index

00:00 | Intro
00:25 | Chapter Begins
12:46 | Outro


  1. A Treatise of the Laws of Nature, Richard Cumberland, 2005. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund. pp. 523-24.
  2. Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Book 2, Chapter 21, Section 51, John Locke, 1690.
  3. Justifying America: The Declaration of Independence as a Rhetorical Document, Stephen Lucas in Thomas W. Benson, ed., American Rhetoric: Context and Criticism, 1989.
  4. City of Ruins, Chris Hedges, 2010. The Nation.
  5. Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution, Martin Luther King Jr., 31 March 1968, sermon at the National Cathedral; published in A Testament of Hope, 1986
  6. American Idol has consistently been the most popular show in the recent history of American television.
  7. Several acts of violence were reported on Black Friday over the course of the past few years.
  8. The 1% are the very best destroyers of wealth the world has ever seen, George Monbiot, 2011. The Guardian.
  9. How cognitive illusions blind us to reason, Daniel Kahneman, 2011. The Guardian.
  10. Disordered Personalities at Work, Belinda Jane Board and Katarina Fritzon, 2005. Psychology, Crime & Law, Vol. 11(1). pp. 17-32.
  11. The network of global corporate control, Stefania Vitali, James B. Glattfelder, and Stefano Battiston, 2011. ETH Zurich, Kreuzplatz 5, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland.



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