The recall effort being mounted against 3 Richland School Board members is not that unusual if you consider some of the more ‘interesting’ events in RSD history. RSD has seen more liberal, progressive education than the rest of Tri-Cities
I am a Tri-City native, my parents moved here from Bellevue, WA in August 1966 when I was 3 years old. I went through the RSD and while I did get a solid education, the time was not without controversy. Progressive Education SPI elected.
In 1972 my dad worked as a local campaign officer for OSPI Candidate James S. Moore, […]
Up until a few years ago, obtaining your undergraduate degree was a pass to the vast world of employment. Unfortunately, a higher education certificate might not take you that far nowadays.
Upskilling – the evolution of a person’s abilities and career path – has become a buzzword in today’s job ambience. Both employees and employers have begun looking at ways to maximise the available opportunities and minimise skills gaps. The world of work is changing at the speed of light, and you need to be able to adapt to it, otherwise you’ll fall behind. Here is how to stay […]
We spoke to Shamayun Miah a leading tech expert about automation, graduates, and future employment. This is what Shamayun Miah said. If I were a recent college graduate, I couldn’t help but feel concerned with automation and how AI, ML, and robotics could dramatically affect my future.
The rapid digitalisation of the economy spanning nearly every sector more than validates these feelings. Before diving into exactly how much new graduates should worry about automation crushing their hopes and dreams, let me give you some background on myself, Shamayun Miah . My experience brings value to this topic and has […]
The threats posed by automation in developing countries like India
Market volatility and rising protectionism in countries like the USA, where much of India’s IT outsourcing work comes from, saw Cognizant’s revenue grow at its slowest pace in two decades last year, and its peers in the Indian IT industry are in the same boat. Since the 1990s Indian firms have carried out back-office tasks, and IT services like data entry, running call centers, and testing software for foreign companies at cut-price rates by throwing cheap labor at them. But as machines become adept at this repetitive, rule-based work, […]
By John Hagney
It would be a hardship for half of all Americans to afford a $400 emergency expense. – 2019 Federal Reserve Study
During two decades following World War II, moderation in American politics was predicated on a muscular middle class. The 1970-2020 dissipation of this “vital center” is reflected in continuing economic insecurity that oppresses most Americans, especially among those without college educations representing two-thirds of workers, and the present polarized political landscape.Beginning with the 1970s oil crises, the industrial heartland rusted, caused initially by increased demand for fuel-efficient Japanese automobiles. Prior to this, about 16% of American […]
Bigstock The Home in the Digital Age
Edited by Antonio Argandoña, Joy Malala, Richard Peatfield
The car has left the highway. We are close to our house. Using our mobile phone, we send a message; the porch and entrance lights come on and the heating starts up so that when we arrive the temperature is adequate, which the device itself has learned is the one we prefer. The house is filled with soft music – we are coming to our smart home .This opening scenario from The Home in the Digital Age , a collection of […]
Everyone in American politics believes that jobs should be plentiful and wages should be high — they just disagree about how to achieve those outcomes.
Or so our nation’s political rhetoric might lead one to believe.
When Republicans lambaste Joe Biden’s proposed corporate-tax hike, they do not warn of smaller dividends for shareholders but rather fewer jobs and lower wages for working people. And when Democrats advocate for their president’s climate plan, they don’t promise higher returns for green investors but good-paying jobs for blue-collar laborers. In fact, it can be hard to find an argument for or against any economic […]
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society is an international multi-disciplinary journal publishing refereed papers on the spatial dimensions of contemporary socio-economic-political change.
Read "No automation please, we’re British: technology and the prospects for work" from the journal.
Will a robot take your job? The fear of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital automation as a growing threat to human labour has been on the rise in recent years. The widespread potential impact of these technologies has fuelled media interest. Some reports claim that between half and one-third of jobs could be eliminated in the near future. The BBC has even provided […]
Beginning in the mid-1960s, the priorities of the Democratic Party began to shift away from white working and middle class voters — many of them socially conservative, Christian and religiously observant — to a set of emerging constituencies seeking rights and privileges previously reserved to white men: African-Americans, women’s rights activists, proponents of ethnic diversity, sexual freedom and self-expressive individualism.
By the 1970s, many white Americans — who had taken their own centrality for granted — felt that they were being shouldered aside, left to face alone the brunt of the long process of deindustrialization: a cluster of adverse economic […]
India manufacturing jobs (MANPREET ROMANA/AFP/GettyImages) India, after liberalisation reforms, has seen consistent economic growth and diversification, leading to increased employment and growth in wages. During this period, technology adoption in Indian industry and influx of foreign technology has increased too, as the economy opened up for global capital and import of foreign technology.
These factors have induced fundamental changes in India’s labour dynamics. (Under)Employment & Economic Productivity
Indian labour has always been agrarian in nature. Agriculture employs more people than any other sector even today. Liberalisation of the economy in the 1980s showed early signs of de-agrarianism of Indian labour, […]