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Redundant Rants

Everything on these pages reflects a personal opinion and should not be taken seriously

Where to go for the Next Revolution

It's an ironic day when you can celebrate (commemorate) the Russian Revolution and read the Paradise Papers on the same day. Redundant Man is no expert on revolutions, but it seems to him that at least one of the contributory factors was the vast inequality of wealth...

The Rise of the Robots

Robots are coming to take our jobs Originally, when I started this, I was going to write something really scary. According to the Guardian Newspaper today, about one in five jobs will become victim to robots. Think of it, machines are more accurate, quicker, they...

The Productivity Gap

You had to laugh when they announced that the productivity gap in the UK was growing. "Do the Math". Loads of cheap labour either already in the UK or rushing to the UK after the financial crash - chicken and egg arriving together Added to this, a lot of highly...

Jobs Which Should Not Exist – The Gun Maker

This particular comment is written in the aftermath of the terrible killings in Las Vegas. 59 people dead (at the time of writing), nearly six hundred injured. All for what? For a piece of legislation that seems to hold some people in thrall, the right to bear arms....

The Road Sweeper

Once upon a time, the road sweeper was a person with a brush and a cart. This was in the days when it was not considered a bad thing to hold a brush and before accountants counted the cost of everything without ever learning their value. Now I am not saying that road...

How Redundant Are We?

Things have changed. Successive governments have seen to that. Once upon a time, you knew where you stood. You got laid off: you were out of work, on the dole. With the current government so hell-bent on keeping you off the unemployment register, you have new choices....

Redundant Man

Welcome to Redundant Man. The site has become rather a shadow of its former glory following a massive hacking attack in 2013 which Redundant Man himself never quite recovered from. So the phoenix, if that is what this can be called, is rather a shadow of its former...

The World of Work

It takes quite a lot of effort to get a Phoenix to fly, so many of the resources that once graced this website have long-since gone missing.

It is Redundant Man’s aim to start to bring these comments and articles back into circulation. Please be patient while we attempt to restore them.