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Boeing manufactured the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-29 Superfortress during World War II. The B-17 was produced in Boeing's home State of Washington; but the manufacturing of the B-29 involved ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 54 comments on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 07:20 PM PDT with 76 Recommends
40 years ago the United States had 100 million less people than it does today. Since then, outsourcing has escalated; and now the labor force participation rate is at it lowest since 1979. The Wall ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon May 13, 2013 at 02:56 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
As a person interested in science and the future, I've wondered for some time about the economic implications of automation, robotics and artificial intelligence. As these technologies develop, ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 09:48 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
[I had a technical fumble here. I'll try to get this diary back.]
by Q Tip
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:55 AM PST with 5 Recommends
Funny how the Job Creator myth, has gained such currency, as a time-honored principle of Capitalism. The Job Creators will rehire, just give them time -- Business is Cyclical , ...
by jamess
Comment Count 35 comments on Sat Dec 03, 2011 at 08:25 PM PST with 17 Recommends
It's not just a catchy title, I'm serious. I think everything about our global recession and ballooning unemployment rate can be traced back to those shiny guys from the Terminator, and it's driving ...
by dvs4435
Comment Count 25 comments on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 10:53 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
The Republican National Committee in a partnership with Leading K-Street Lobbying firms are introducing semi-automated robotic stand ins for Republican Members of Congress. An R.N.C. spokesman said ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 05:38 PM PST with 3 Recommends
In the first months of 1811, a secret army drilled on the chilly moors outside Nottingham, England. Under the shadow of darkness, these men gathered to learn guerrilla tactics -- how to move as a ...
by Mark Sumner
Comment Count 287 comments on Sun Aug 29, 2010 at 06:00 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Unemployment gives one a lot of time to think. Today I find myself thinking about the work I've done and what impact that work has on society. I received an email from a company I made a part for.
by Dr Teeth
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat Jul 17, 2010 at 02:32 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
A while back I posted a diary about how digitalization, ...
by jeffinfremont
Comment Count 64 comments on Thu Apr 01, 2010 at 01:39 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
In the ongoing discussions about unemployment and how to get people back to work, the issue of automation is, in my opinion, too often ignored. Politicians and the media tend to get focused on red ...
by jeffinfremont
Comment Count 38 comments on Wed Mar 31, 2010 at 02:02 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Some people worry that if the machines get smart we will end up in a Terminator sort of scenario. But I think a far greater danger is that most of us could become unemployed.
by Thutmose V
Comment Count 96 comments on Wed Feb 03, 2010 at 06:30 PM PST with 10 Recommends
Free Chicken and Beer expands on his long-term solutions for global crises in this early 2009 analysis. Inspired by Jacque Fresco's Venus Project, FC&B explains just how an overhaul of a money-based ...
by Free Chicken and Beer
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Sep 13, 2009 at 12:07 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
The New York Times has an article today The Coming Superbrain: The Future of Artificial Intelligence about the changes ...
by Andiamo
Comment Count 185 comments on Tue May 26, 2009 at 07:17 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Like many other people, when I listen to the economists interviewed on CNN, MSNBC and the like, I frequently come away thinking that either they don't know why our economy is in crisis or, if they ...
by Justina
Comment Count 34 comments on Mon Feb 16, 2009 at 12:45 PM PST with 7 Recommends
I was reading the news yesterday and stumbled across a surprising fact. Considering all the media accounts that I have been seeing accusing China of 'stealing US jobs', it was particularly surprising.
by Andiamo
Comment Count 22 comments on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 06:24 AM PST with 6 Recommends
by Gegner
Comment Count 50 comments on Tue Jul 18, 2006 at 09:49 PM PDT with 2 Recommends