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How is Brexit Good for Employment?

I guess it was bound to get political in the end, but you have to ask, “Just how is Brexit likely to be good for employment”? It seems to me that Brexiteers are romantics. Frequently the rest of us are stubbornly attached to things as they are. But I am...

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...

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...