Category Archives: Manufacturing

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

Posted in Amazon, Budget, Canada, Canada, China, China, Defense, Denmark, Detroit, Economics, Economy, Education, Education, education, Employment, Employment, Facebook, Financial, Funding, Germany, Germany, Google, Health, Healthcare, Homicides, Income, Infrastructure, Investment, Japan, Japan, Jobs, Manufacturing, Medicare, Military, Research, Schools, Singapore, Swizerland, World War II | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in AI, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Automation, Automation, Automation, Computer, Computerization, Education, Education, Employment, Employment, General Motors, George Devol, GM, Industrial Revolution, Industrial Revolution, Jobs, John Stuart Mill, Joseph Engelberger, Labor, Low-Skill, Machine Learning, Manufacturing, Productivity, Robotics, Robotics, Robotics, Robotics, Robots, Technology, Training, Training, Unimate, Wages, Workers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Agriculture, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Automation, Automation, Automation, Capitalism, College, College, Computerization, Computerization, Discrimination, Economy, Education, Education, Employment, employment, Globalization, Health, Income, Income, Inequality, Inequality, Information Technology, Politics, Post-Industrial, Postindustrial, Poverty, Robotics, Robotics, Robotics, Robotics, Steam Engine, Technology, Technology, Technology, Technology, Unions, Unions, University, Wealthy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Automation, Automation, Automation, Budget, Bureau of Labor Statistics, College, College, Creative Destruction, Creative Destruction, Department of Labor, Discrimination, Economy, Education, Education, Employment, Employment, employment, Germany, Globalization, Japan, Jobs, Jobs, K-12, K-16, Labor, Labor Unions, Less-Educated, Manufacturing, robots, Robots, Technology, Technology, Training, Unemployment, Unions, United Nations, Wages, Workers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

China Trade Policies

It seems to me…. “It’s really important for all of us to understand that healthy trade relationships between the U.S. and China are important.” ~ Dennis Muilenburg[1]. The Pacific will be the arena that defines the 21st century[2]. According to … Continue reading

Posted in AI, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Asia, Automation, Cap-and-Trade, China, Climate Change, Communications, Computer, Computing, Economy, Education, Electric Vehicles, Energy, Environment, EU, European Union, EVs, EVs, Exploration, GDP, Global Warming, Gross Domestic Product, Infrastructure, Investment, Jon Huntsman, K-12, Manufacturing, Markets, Markets, Military, Nuclear, Obama, OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Pentagon, Railroads, Railways, Renewable, Research, Research, Robotics, Robotics, Robots, Russia, Solar, South America, Soviet Union, Space, STEM, STEM, Technology, Technology, Technology, TPP, Trade, Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Transportation, Trump, Wind, World Bank, World Trade Organization, Xi Jinping | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trade Wars Are A Mistake

It seems to me…. “Trade wars aren’t started by countries appealing to respected, independent trade authorities. Rather, trade wars begin when one country decides to violate international trade rules to undercut another country’s industries.” ~ Ron Wyden[1]. Trump seems determined … Continue reading

Posted in Artificial Intelligence, B.I.T., Bilateral, Bilateral Investment Treaty, Budget, China, Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership, CPTPP, David Ricardo, Deadweight Loss, Debt, Debt, Deficit, Deficit, Economics, Economy, EU, European Union, Excise Tax, Exports, Financial, Globalization, Globalization, Imports, Innovation, Manufacturing, NAFTA, National, North American Free Trade Agreement, Protectionist, Research, Tariffs, Tax, Taxes, Taxes, TPP, Trade, Trade, trade, Trade War, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trump, World Trade Organization, World Trade Organization, WTO | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment