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From the Washington Post : For a long time in America, earnings and productivity went hand and hand: The more productive workers got, the more they made. That relationship appeared to break down ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 131 comments on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 07:38 AM PDT with 89 Recommends
The computer is going to eat your job! Report Suggests Nearly Half of U.S. Jobs Are Vulnerable to Computerization Rapid advances in technology have long represented a serious potential threat to ...
by Richard Lyon
Comment Count 171 comments on Sat Sep 14, 2013 at 12:59 PM PDT with 77 Recommends
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
The Wall Street Journal reports that not enough people are quitting their jobs, and that a humming economy usually means a high rate of churn in the work force --- where an employee voluntarily ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 45 comments on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 01:50 PM PDT with 48 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
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
If you are like me, you cannot stand the trend toward automated check out lines in grocery stores. Not only is the process clumsy and uncomfortable — there's always that guy or gal looking over ...
by We Shall Overcome
Comment Count 59 comments on Fri Nov 21, 2014 at 08:42 AM PST with 15 Recommends
I'm in catch-up mode (another way of saying "behind the curve"), so here are some updates to keep my diary page going, poor neglected thing that it is. With reference to my previous Air-Minded ...
by pwoodford
Comment Count 21 comments on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 02:16 PM PDT with 15 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
The other day I happened to be on a train seated next to a manager from UBER - the mobile-app car ride network. He boasted to me that his company was now the most valuable transportation company on ...
by DowneastDem
Comment Count 25 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 08:23 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
GE has a cute little ad called "The future of work" praising their advances in 3D printing automation : We'll gloss over the fact that no one in the copyediting process caught the misuse of "beg ...
by thereisnospoon
Comment Count 17 comments on Sun Nov 09, 2014 at 01:30 PM PST with 11 Recommends
Fifty years ago the vast majority of US retail food services were locally owned business that were often family operations. The 1960s saw the beginning of the national fast food franchise chain ...
by Richard Lyon
Comment Count 84 comments on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 10:23 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Labor day was established essentially as a holiday to celebrate the union movement and its progress. As that movement has been shoved into a marginal position in the American economy the holiday has ...
by Richard Lyon
Comment Count 39 comments on Mon Sep 01, 2014 at 11:30 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Trust me. I know what I'm doing. In both a recent article ...
by DocDawg
Comment Count 54 comments on Wed May 28, 2014 at 09:32 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Textiles have always been the first line of industrialization. They were the cottage industries that were consolidated into the world's first factories in the British midlands. Production shifted to ...
by Richard Lyon
Comment Count 20 comments on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 07:43 AM PDT with 10 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
If most jobs will no loner require humans- where does that leave capitalism? If no one wants to purchase a workers wages, we hit a dead end. Watch this documentary, you will most certainly learn ...
by csainvestor
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 09:00 PM PST with 8 Recommends
The good news is that there is a sustained trend of US manufacturing companies bringing production back to the US from China and elsewhere. The bad news is that this production creates far fewer ...
by Richard Lyon
Comment Count 27 comments on Wed May 14, 2014 at 07:44 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Shares of Bootstrap, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOT) surged to another all-time high today, as the company announced that it's eliminating all American jobs and shifting production to countries without a ...
by Eric Stetson
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Jan 01, 2014 at 05:28 PM PST with 7 Recommends
"At this time, allowing additional immigrants into the U.S. would negatively impact the wages of the 11 million undocumented workers who are already living here, which in turn, would further drive ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 47 comments on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 12:47 PM PDT with 7 Recommends