Category Archives: Manufacturing

Recession Anxieties

It seems to me…. “Keynes’s contribution was not just to advocate spending government money in the middle of a recession. Every government had done that going back to the days of the Irish potato famine. What he gave to us … Continue reading

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Economic Challenges

It seems to me…. “We could solve all our problems if only we were the efficient, rational human beings of standard economic theory and had politicians willing to think in the long-term interest of their people rather than their own.” … Continue reading

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Eating Our Seed Corn

It seems to me…. “To get away from poverty, you need several things at the same time: school, health, and infrastructure – those are the public investments. And on the other side, you need market opportunities, information, employment, and human … Continue reading

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Robotics And Employment

It seems to me…. “Increasingly, the work we do is enabled more and more by new IT, including automation, robotics, and intelligent platforms.” ~ Pierre Nanterme[1]. During the Industrial Revolution, John Stuart Mill wrote “there cannot be a more legitimate … Continue reading

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Challenges Of Economic Inequality

It seems to me…. “Economic inequality is a corrosive force that undermines economic growth, puts a brake on the fight against poverty, and sparks social unrest.” ~ Winnie Byanyima[1]. While limited societal inequality is necessary to serve as an incentive … Continue reading

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There Is An EV In Your Future

It seems to me…. “We still see that people don’t really realize that electric cars are here right now. And when we show up with an actual vehicle, and you see it drive away under its own power, it’s still … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Airplanes, Automotive, autonomous vehicles, AVs, California, Cargo Ships, Cars, China, China, Computer, Electric, Electric, Electrical, Electrical Power, Employment, Environment, EVs, Fossil Fuel, Fossil Fuel, Fuel Cell, Grid, Infrastructure, Jobs, Jobs, Mirai, National Resources Defense Council, Petroleum, Pollution, Power, power grid, San Francisco, San Francisco Bay, Silicon Valley, Solar, Solar, Solar, Solar Cells, Taxes, Tesla, Toyota, Transportation, Transportation, Transportation, Trucks, Utilities, Vehicles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Employment Discrimination

It seems to me…. “Discrimination is not done by villains. It’s done by us.” ~ Vivienne Ming[1]. As of April 2017, 1.6 million unemployed Americans had been out of work for six months or longer according to data from the … Continue reading

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