Article By Donald A. Collins on 07/25/2012

Automation Will Bring Huge Permanent Unemployment So Why Add Immigrants?

My June 3rd VDARE.com piece entitled US Job Creation Stalled By Automation and Our Immigration Overhang failed to finish the story.   Yes, bringing in immigrants to fill jobs Americans can do is stupid...
Article By Donald A. Collins on 06/04/2012

US Job Creation Stalled By Automation and Our Immigration Overhang

See also: National Data | May Jobs: Adjusting For Immigration, Much Worse Than The Establishment (Liberal or “Conservative”) Admits, By Edwin Rubenstein How many times do we have to hear the same mess...
Post By Peter Brimelow on 07/14/2011

With Automation, Who Needs Unskilled Immigrants?

This came from our good friend RC: The fastest human butchers can fully debone about 150 chickens per hour. That's a lot of chickens! But the new Mayekawa Automatic Chicken Deboner easily bests it, mas...
Post By James Fulford on 05/20/2009

Mechanical Blueberry Harvesting

Robin Corkery writes from Washington State to note this machine: The Korvan 7420 is setting the standard for high quality blueberries. The model 7420 uses a unique bucket conveyance system to gently c...
Post By Randall Burns on 05/29/2008

Agricultural Automation and Immigration

A reader recently forwarded this to me: At 3 tons of olive yield per acre the cost for mechanical and hand picking is about the same. With higher yield per acre the cost of mechanical picking would see...
Post By Randall Burns on 03/07/2008

Robots Doing The Jobs Japanese Prefer Not To Do

Hiroko Tabuchi writes in USA Today: That's just what the Japanese government has been counting on. A 2007 national technology roadmap by the Trade Ministry calls for 1 million industrial robots to be i...
Post By James Fulford on 06/24/2007

Robot Pickers

Via Instapundit, this Wired.com story: Farms Fund Robots to Replace Migrant Fruit Pickers. Vision Robotics, a San Diego company, is working on a pair of robots that would trundle through orchards pluc...
Post By James Fulford on 08/04/2006

Derb Does Robotics

John Derbyshire has an article on the future of robotics, and the dangers of immigration, in the New English Review. I always like this subject, because it was the subject of one the first pieces I wro...
Article By Harold Brewer on 04/08/2006

Agribots: Alternative to Amnesty?

[Also by Harold Brewer: Give Us This Day] See if you can tell what the following stories have in common: Sam Walton opened his first store in Arkansas. Compared with K-Mart a...
Post By Randall Burns on 04/04/2006

More On Robotics

The New York Times recently ran an article about how South Korea is making a big push in the area of consumer robotics (doing the jobs no Korean wants to do). Now, South Korea could follow the example ...