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 […]

Self-Driving Trucks Threaten Major Blue-Collar Job Category

We already know that foreign cab-drivers are a bane to life and safety, so seeing them replaced by self-driving technology would be an improvement. A few examples come to mind, particularly Jordanian immigrant Jehad Baqleh who murdered Julie Day in San Francisco at the suggestion of the devil, he said; the Bangladeshi cabbie who in […]

The Future of Farming Is Automated

Is it too early to suggest ending the H-2a agricultural visa? The increasingly affordable cost of agricultural robots is making them an attractive choice for farmers rather than hiring foreign workers who are now often more expensive than the machines. Some of the new farmbots are compact, rentable and therefore suitable for small-scale farmers.

Earlier this […]

Uber Begins Autonomous Car Testing in Pittsburgh while Millions of Drivers Face Eventual Job Loss

The big robot news over the last week has been the roll-out of self-driving cars onto the streets of Pittsburgh. Last Wednesday, the Uber ride-hailing company presented its self-driving cars to the public for a test program in the city. The autos all have human drivers at the wheel at this point, ready to step […]

China Lens Factory Is an Illustration of Robot Introduction to Replace Human Workers

Here’s an interesting case study of a factory in China that added robots because management needed to increase productivity and cut costs. It’s refreshingly honest because the boss doesn’t bother to lie with silly stories about how robots will “help” workers by doing the boring repetitive stuff — the company is doing it to save […]

Labor Day 2016: More Automation, More Foreign Workers, Fewer Jobs for Americans

Labor Day is becoming a time of dismal reflection as automation technology continues its incursion into new places in the jobs economy. For example, self-driving taxis were rolled out for public testing in Singapore and Pittsburgh in August. A robot security guard was sighted in a San Francisco parking lot earlier in the summer. In […]

Robot Security Guards May Replace Human Workers

Many news reports about robots and automation are stuck on the cool technology aspect, but the one below from la Times includes the likely disemployment effect near the end of the article.

The Knightscope company’s security guard robot is designed to prowl spaces like parking garages and suck up any loose data along with performing its […]

LoweBot Retail Robot Will Soon Be Deployed in San Francisco Bay Area

Attention, hardware shoppers! Any questions you may have about products in the Lowe’s store can now be answered by the spiffy new retail robot in multiple languages, because LoweBot is linguistically diverse!

Lowe’s likes how the machine can function for 24/7 with no lunch breaks or paychecks required. Plus, the LoweBot also performs inventory tracking as […]

Sacramento Legislator Beams as Her Farmworker Overtime Bill Goes to Governor

The photo below caught my eye during the morning peruse of newspaper front pages. The Sacramento Bee picture shows a Democrat Assembly member, Lorena Gonzalez, glowing with hispanic pride at farmworker fans in the gallery after the passage of her bill expanding overtime pay for agricultural labor. The photo illustrates the tribal nature of human […]

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