President Trump Effect: Mexican Ambassador Says They Are Not the Enemy

The new sheriff isn’t even in town yet, and he is having a big impact already. Carlos Manuel Sada Solana, the Mexican ambassador to U.S. visited Phoenix recently to spread some propaganda around, like how Mexico is a friendly neighbor.

Funny, I have a different impression — along with millions of other Americans. Let’s review some […]

Wal-Mart’s Dallas Optical Lab Replaces 91 Jobs with Machines

You don’t see many news reports like this one where a relative few human jobs are lost when smart machines are brought in.

I suspect there are many more instances of a few dozen job cuts here and there that never make it to the newspapers or internet. It’s just the company upgrading equipment to […]

Trump’s Employment Agenda May Bring Automation into a National Spotlight

It will be interesting to see how effective President Trump can be in bringing jobs back to America through reducing regulation, renegotiating bad trade deals, lowering corporate taxes and creating a more business-friendly environment. The process will be a good measure of how much automation has undermined employment for American workers.

Some reshoring has already occurred […]

Automation May Undermine President Trump’s Jobs Reshoring Plan

One of Donald Trump’s campaign promises was to bring back manufacturing jobs by renegotiating trade deals which have been disadvantageous to American workers and also by improving the business environment generally.

On Thursday, the Trump jobs strategy was discussed on the Fox Business channel, including renegotiating NAFTA and rejecting the Trans Pacific Partnership.

As I wrote in […]

Automation Is a Worse Cause of Factory Job Loss Than Bad Trade Deals

The Presidential race has, thanks to Donald Trump, focused on American unemployment because of excessive immigration and factories offshored to countries with low wages. But that’s not the whole picture by any means because automation is now changing the work universe fundamentally.

Robots are getting smarter, faster and cheaper, so naturally business is using more of them to […]

Michael Bloomberg Names Technological Unemployment as the Next Administration’s “Greatest Conundrum”

It’s rare to see a politician who understands the threat to jobs from technology and who will also name the problem. There is a fair amount reporting in the mainstream media about how automation and advanced software are increasingly replacing human workers, but this subject has been largely missing from the political sphere. Remarkably, the volumes […]

Robots from Korea to America Are Replacing Workers

Robot design and engineering is a growing business because companies want to reduce their labor costs and smart technology increasingly accomplishes that goal. And now, with robots becoming less expensive, machines will replace human workers in even the cheapest low-wage havens of Asia.

The PBS Newshour has done good reporting on the automation revolution, and the […]

New York Times Sheds Crocodile Tears about America’s Lost Civility

There’s an interesting front-page item from the liberal flagship: two diverse men in a physical altercation at the notorious San Jose Trump rally where a young woman wearing a Trump jersey was egged by a mob of men.

Oddly enough, the Times news article had no mention of Democrat operatives hiring provocateurs to create violent incidents […]

Economically Battered Youngstown Is Planned as a Location for Refugees

Refugee Resettlement Watch noted another batch of targets a couple days ago including one unlucky city: New refugee seeding site: Youngstown, Ohio. That community is particularly unsuitable to be burdened by needy and/or hostile foreigners: it was plunged into a local depression by the closing of the major steel mill in 1977 and never recovered.

The steel […]

Obama Warns of Automation and Artificial Intelligence Threat

You can’t make this stuff up: the open borders Immigrationist-in-Chief is concerned that AI and other technology may eliminate jobs and suppress wages.

In the face of such technology, a pro-American President would prudently reduce the influx of immigrant workers who add to job elimination and wage suppression for citizens, but Obama is more concerned with […]

Tech Sector Booms, but Job Creation Is Falling

A few decades back, when the globalization honchos decided to pack up whole American industries and move them to cheap labor havens in Asia and Mexico, the oligarchs promised that US workers would be retrained for jobs in the new tech industry. Few at that time saw the rise of robots able to replace human […]

Pizza Start-Up Utilizes Robots to Cut Cost of Human Employees

The Zume Pizza company of Mountain View, California, announced recently that it has sliced labor expenses by half through its implementation of robot chefs in the kitchen.

It’s helpful when a business tells the public straightaway in dollar terms how much money it is saving by ditching human employees and replacing them with robots. Zume owners […]

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