The monetary stakes, it turns out, are not the biggest obstacle to rational action on global warming.
A new wave of robots is replacing workers in both manufacturing and distribution.
Plenty of jobs exist today that didn't exist 10, 20 or 30 years ago - social media analyst, app developer, etc. - but we're not exactly awash in jobs, either.
Now that the final nail has been hammered in to the car industry's coffin, what does it mean for the Australian economy? As always, the data is a good place to start. Efficient manufacturing depends largely
Jacob SandryThe solar industry is growing drastically every year, while fossil fuels continue to be phased out. This is why it's frustrating to hear people say that renewable energy is not ready to compete with fossil fuels as a means to power our country. Here are five reasons why solar is already ...
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I don't often write longer pieces, so before I begin to explain such a provocative title, let me note a few points: I was spurred to write this after reading Douglas Rushkoff's CNN piece "Are jobs obsolete?" (Sept 7, 2011) Some of what follows was in a work I originally did in 2003 called "The... Continue reading ...
Andrew Adonis: Only one in 10 young people take apprenticeships. If we want to cut the dole queues that has to change
Don't blame unemployment insurance.
An interesting report on the evolution of labor under 'digital capitalism': * Report: The Rise of the Micro-Multinational: How Freelancers and Technology-Savvy Start-Ups Are Driving Growth, Jobs and Innovation. By Ann Mettler and Anthony D. Williams. Lisbon Council Policy Brief, 2013. Here is the summary: "This policy brief is divided into four parts. Part one... Continue reading ...
Maybe a lot of those kids who come out of university or professional training don't need a job, or a labor contract. They need to start to think, from the perspective of the commons, about building their own project. And, of course, above all, they need to know they are capable of doing it and... Continue reading ...
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Walmart's explosive growth has gutted two key pillars of the American middle class: small businesses and well-paid manufacturing jobs.
There was perhaps no hotter topic in 2011 than the consumerization of IT, and for good reason. The rise of personal technology -- smartphones, tablets, storage devices and cloud services -- has forced the hand of IT departments across every industry sector, from SMB to enterprise.
Growing tablet use at home means growing tablet use at work. A Cisco survey of global IT managers found tablet use is up, but policies are still uncertain.