On Thursday, America’s Senator Jeff Sessions took the Senate floor for reflect widely on the recent demands from billionaire elites (Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates) for more immigrant workers while this week Microsoft announced its layoff of 18,000 employees over coming months.
The six-minute video posted on the Senator Sessions Youtube channel didn’t include [...]
The image of illegal aliens in agriculture persists, since they occupy 53 percent of farm labor, but in the near future we may be seeing fewer of them.
The reason: robots and automation are replacing human workers on the farm just as surely as on the factory floor. A few years back, simple automatic harvesters and [...]
Informed observers have noticed that many manufacturing jobs have disappeared because of robots and automation, particularly among industries returning to the US from abroad where the updated plant needs far fewer workers. (See Manufacturing Is Returning to US, but Automation Means Fewer Hires.)
Oxford University forecast last year that 45 percent of US jobs were vulnerable [...]
The Saturday morning business chatterboxes on Fox had an interesting discussion about how demands for a higher minimum wage will only drive employers to more use of automation. (A robot burger-flipper already exists that can produce 360 per hour, so businesses like McDonalds can reduce human employees whenever it wants.)
Naturally, nobody mentioned that increased use [...]
Don’t worry, little human, robot designers are concerned with making the working environment comfy regarding the machine-people interface. That’s the message from the producers of the UBR-1 robot, the latest in smart machines that can work in manufacturing or other assorted tasks.
We’ve heard this mendacity before, that advanced mechanization is being brought in to “help” [...]
Loyalty is generally considered to be a fine attribute, but when it blinds people to being screwed over, maybe not so much. Political writer Deroy Murdock has crunched the economic numbers (see his chart) about how severely Obama’s economic policies have hammered black Americans, yet they remain enthusiastic supporters: the guy can do no wrong [...]
This nation’s working people have no greater friend in Washington than Senator Jeff Sessions. On Wednesday, he spoke on the Senate floor, calling out the architects of the S.744 amnesty bill for claiming increasing labor via increased immigration would actually raise wages for US workers — a complete denial of the economic fact of supply [...]
Tuesday’s LA Times front page featured an employment story with an upbeat headline: “U.S. jobs return as offshoring ebbs.”
But you don’t have to read far to see that the number of returning jobs is seriously reduced. A caption notes one power system company “can now make an alternator with one worker in the time it [...]
The following chart is a dismal reminder of the failure of the post-recession “recovery” to grow jobs.
Moreover, the lack of jobs should illustrate the insanity of the Senate’s scheme to double legal immigration in addition to a work permit amnesty for at least 11 million lawbreaking foreigners.
In addition, smart machines are rapidly reducing the need [...]
We little citizens mostly hear from the liberal pravda media that the recovery is bubbling along nicely, although not quite as robustly as the Administration would prefer. However on Monday the New York Times did note:
The report shows that total employment has finally surpassed its pre-recession level. “The good news is we’re back to zero,” [...]
Things are changing down on the farm. Smart machines in the form of milkbots are lightening the load a bit for dairy farmers, removing the pressure of needing to have someone in the barn every twelve hours 365 days a year. After a little training, the cows walk into the milking contraption whenever they feel [...]
Are young folks still piling into law school, hoping for a steady career with good money?
Maybe that’s not such a good idea, since computer software designers are applying the Artificial Intelligence lessons learned from Watson (IBM’s Jeopardy champ) to the legal trade.
Watson showed the confluence of mega-memory (four terabytes), zippy search in the TV quiz [...]