Was Deindustrialization an Election Strategy

Manufacturing countries vote Republican. Was one fringe benefit of destroying American industry the expectation that there would be less manufacturing countries to vote Republican? And note the decline in manufacturing counties (at least 25% of jobs are in manufacturing) from 862 in 1992 to 323 in 2016. Table: “Counties Where Manufacturing is At Least 25% […]

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Seattle High Tech: Who Gets the Jobs?

Table: “Fast Rise of Foreign-Born Tech Workers in Seattle: Where Foreign Born Tech Workers Come From”, in Seattle Times, January 18, 2018. p. A1. India: 23195 (40.8%). Canada: 3427 (13.5%). China: 7680 (13.5%). Russia: 3349 (5.9%). South Korea: 1998 (3.5%). Vietnam: 1683 (3%). Philippines: 1194 (2.3%). Mexico: 1081 (1.9%). England: 965 (1.7%). Germany: 865 (1.5%). […]

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Microsoft Diversity Policy

Microsoft was an American led company for many years until its upper leadership became Indian, beginning with the head of personnel some 20 or so years ago. Although the data released by the company is hard to interpret, employees note that the firm is a plurality Indian company in employees, as well as in leadership. […]

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Facebook Targets Two-Year Olds With New App

Facebook is introducing Messenger Kids, targeting children ages 2-8, with features that make it almost impossible for parents to monitor content. Some statistics on the use of screens by children follows. I am left wondering what children younger than 2 years old are using virtual assistants for. ========== Table: “As Facebook Launches Messenger Kids: Percentage […]

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