Senators Cotton and Perdue Discuss RAISE Act with Tucker Carlson

There is plenty of chatter about immigration flying around the ethers on a daily basis, but very little concerns the big policy basics of Who and How Many. Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) have done the nation a service by developing and submitting a bill that recognizes the reduced need for foreign workers […]

Retail Robot Does Inventory -- So Long, Stock Boys!

In St. Louis, a midwestern grocery chain is making news with its test run of an inventory-taking robot, called Tally by its manufacturer. The machine is not unrelated to the LoweBot-type machine that guides customers to desired items in the store which the robot has filed in its database of what and where. The Tally […]

Coal Miners Face Replacement by Smart Machines

It was a sweet early moment in the Trump Presidency: a group of miners had been invited to the White House to watch the new Chief Executive end Obama regulations that were designed to cripple the coal industry.

Coal miner Michael Nelson thanked President Trump for keeping his election promise to help the industry’s workers.

Nelson appeared […]

The Robot Future Requires Job Retraining

Television coverage of automation’s threat to the world of work is not common, so it was nice to see Fox’s segment on Friday. The report is decent regarding the need to rejigger education to align with future employment in the tech environment. It is certainly true that robots will require oversight and programming, but the […]

Report Explores the ‘Human Cost’ of Automation

The video piece from an Albany, New York, TV station starts out well enough, showing how automation is moving into jobs like supermarket checkout, restaurant cashier and cab driving.

But the piece wanders into sketchy territory when it poses a hopeful retraining message. Certainly the schools need to teach more tech-oriented curricula that will prepare young […]

New Research: Automation Could Grab More Than a Third of US Jobs by Early 2030s

A new report came out last week forecasting the likelihood of automation taking human jobs. The study comes from PwC (Price Waterhouse Cooper) and can be seen online at UK Economic Outlook where the section about international automation begins on page 30.

The upshot is not quite as dreary as the 2013 Oxford study by Frey […]

Tech Billionaires Prep for Automation Apocalypse

The story about ultra-wealthy Silicon Valley types buying land where they can hunker down raises immediate questions — what the heck do the tech rich have to fear anyway? They are on top of the world with wealth and influence, plus they can afford to buy a house in Palo Alto.

As it happens, the tech elites […]

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 […]

California: Jerry Brown Signs Extremist Climate Change Bill

On Thursday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that will force reductions of carbon emissions in the name of global warming prevention. The legislation requires a massive 40 percent cut of CO2 emissions from 1990 levels by 2030.

Few reports mention that in 1990 the state population was around 30 million, while today it is estimated […]

Heather MacDonald Explains the Deadly Cost of the Left’s Wrong-Headed Anti-Cop Ideology

Writer Heather MacDonald appeared with Rush Limbaugh on Friday and discussed the horrific murders of five Dallas police officers. It’s a very important conversation, particularly about what’s at stake: without the thin blue line of policing, civilization faces anarchy.

Her well researched new book “The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order […]

GM Invests $500 Million in Lyft to Develop Self-Driving Cabs

Last June I reported on the Uber ride-sharing service planning to move into self-driving taxis. Now there is news that a competitor is being pumped up by a serious cash injection from General Motors.

Below, Google self-driving prototype cars have been scooting around Silicon Valley during the testing program.

The Wall Street Journal video explained the GM […]

Billionaire Investor Says Automation-Caused Job Loss Is a “National Emergency”

It’s nice to see somebody is paying attention to the devastating effect smart machines are having on American jobs, because our elected representatives in Washington certainly aren’t.

Jeff Greene, a wealthy investor, is concerned that white-collar jobs are about to go the way of blue-collar employment in five to 10 years — that’s soon!

The Wall Street […]

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