Wath on Dearne used to be home to Cortonwood Colliery. In the 1970s it was a mining town, part of the mighty Yorkshire Coalfield. A similar place to where I grew up in the villages to the East of Durham City. In fact I am picking on Wath as a subject because it… Read More Wath! Huh! What is it good for?
This is the UK Labour Force Survey. When you read that Unemployment has gone up or down the original data largely comes from this survey document. Most people have never seen it or participated in it, because you have to be drawn at random to be part of the sample. To keep the sample… Read More Unemployments rising in the Chigley End of Town
The APC driver who collects our parcels is a mad keen Brexiter. He still has his Vote Leave badge on his tabard, and believes profoundly that Brexit will reduce immigration, which in turn will increase his wages. He calls me a Remoaner. I explained to him that I don’t mind being called a… Read More Brexit. Immigrants
I stood in a glass cube. The kind of glass walled office designed to make Senior Managers look hard working and transparent. The kind that discourage people from entering. With me was the Finance Director of a large statutory public body. He surveyed the massed ranks of accountants and finance staff which occupied the… Read More Robot Accountants in World Takeover Bid
Finally got round to catching up with the Harvard Business Review article about Robots taking peoples jobs, in which they forecast the rise of Robot Doctors. There have been a lot of excitable headlines about Robots wiping out white collar jobs, and the HBR paper generated plenty of noise in the press. I understand why… Read More Robot Doctors. A rubbish idea.