2018’s best places to find a job do not include Tucson

2018’s best places to find a job do not include Tucson

By Harry Alexander / SoAzNewsX If you are a Tucsonan and looking for a job in 2018, you might be better served looking to the Phoenix area, according to the latest study from the financial website WalletHub, which has just published its latest study on where the jobs are in all 50 states. Tucson is not […]

Self-driving trucks delivering Frigidaire refrigerators on I-10 from El Paso to Palm Springs

Self-driving trucks delivering Frigidaire refrigerators on I-10 from El Paso to Palm Springs

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Since October, autonomous trucks have been hauling Frigidaire refrigerators along the I-10 freeway. The trucks were built and operated by the startup Embark. Wired reports Self-Driving Trucks Now Delivering Refrigerators. IF YOU LIVE in Southern California and you’ve ordered one of those fancy new smart refrigerators in the past few weeks, it […]

Alexion cutting 600 jobs and moving headquarters in major shakeup

Alexion cutting 600 jobs and moving headquarters in major shakeup

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, until recently seen as one of biotech’s biggest success stories, is eliminating roughly 600 jobs and moving its headquarters to Boston amid federal investigations and pressure to cut costs. The company made its name on Soliris, a treatment for rare diseases that – at a cost of about $700,000 a year – is […]

Robot-powered restaurant one step closer to dumping fast-food workers

Robot-powered restaurant one step closer to dumping fast-food workers

From Technocracy News Technocrats working robotics are pushing hard for a Universal Basic Income throughout society because they understand the vast damage they will cause to the labor force. The ethical issue does not concern them, as they ‘invent’ simply because they can. ⁃ TN Editor A secretive robotics startup has raised a new round of venture […]

Robots could take over 38% of U.S. jobs within about 15 years, report says

Robots could take over 38% of U.S. jobs within about 15 years, report says

From Freedom’s Phoenix The analysis, by accounting and consulting firm PwC, emphasized that its estimates are based on the anticipated capabilities of robotics and artificial intelligence, and that the pace and direction of technological progress are “uncertain.” It said that in the U.S., 38% of jobs could be at risk of automation, compared with 30% […]

Debunking a misleading minimum wage study

Debunking a misleading minimum wage study

By Dave Thompson /FEE The National Employment Law Project (NELP) released a study claiming to have directly disproved any link between minimum wage and job loss. Unfortunately, it has received media attention, including a piece or two by Nick Hanauer, “America’s worst minimum wage pundit.” Fortunately, at least some of the coverage is negative – […]

Fully autonomous ships almost here

Fully autonomous ships almost here

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock In response to Amazon Enters Trillion Dollar Ocean Freight Business: How Many Jobs Will Vanish? a reader commented fully autonomous ships will not be here until 2050. Actually, 2020-2025 seems like a realistic timeline. IEEE Spectrum says, Forget Autonomous Cars—Autonomous Ships Are Almost Here. My colleagues and I at Rolls-Royce anticipate […]

Robots are replacing up to 75% of oil drilling rig jobs

Robots are replacing up to 75% of oil drilling rig jobs

From Technocracy News The average drilling rig that formerly needed twenty full-time workers, now only needs five, a drop of 75 percent. Will other new jobs be created for these displaced workers? ⁃ TN Editor The robot on an oil drillship in the Gulf of Mexico made it easier for Mark Rodgers to do his job […]

White House: Embrace robots taking half your jobs

White House: Embrace robots taking half your jobs

From Technocracy News The government has taken an official position on robots and artificial intelligence destroying millions of jobs in America, namely, embrace it. It is purely a Technocrat mentality. ⁃ TN Editor Artificial intelligence is coming, and policymakers need to prepare the economy for it, the White House said in a report released Wednesday. The […]

Utah’s native tribes want jobs, not a new monument

Utah’s native tribes want jobs, not a new monument

From The Westerner Blog Many local Navajos, Paiutes, and Utes fear a proposed 1.9 million acre national monument in San Juan County would hinder or restrict economic activities important to their livelihood, such as farming, ranching, mining, and gas drilling. Writes Naomi Schaefer Riley in the Wall Street Journal (see also related Daily Caller story): “The locals would not […]