Welcome to Blue Collar Think Tank

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By August 15th, 2016

Blue collar workers never had a think tank, until now! The purpose of this site is to be a clearing house of ideas to help workers respond to their greatest workplace challenges --

How do we make America great when we don’t make anything?

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By August 21st, 2018

How do we make America great when we don't make anything? The Role of intangible capital in our economy. by Scott Dennis Recently Microsoft founder Bill Gates reviewed a

The Future of Work by Darrell M. West || A Review

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By May 23rd, 2018

The Future of Work|| Robots, AI, and Automation Author Darrell M. West A Review by Scott Dennis If you have never considered the impact of automation on the workplace, t

Budgeting for Fraud- A China Hustle Review

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By April 5th, 2018

Budgeting for Fraud-A China Hustle Review- Scott Dennis April 2018 “Greed is the lack of confidence of one's own ability to create.” V. Bonta The documentary China Hustle

Optomistic Perspective on Automation

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By March 29th, 2018

The Robots Are Coming To The Workplace. What you need to know. John Hawthorne guest contributor In the history of business and manufacturing, automation has become commonp

How to get a billion people to work for free

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By March 13th, 2018

How to get a billion people to work for you for free-Technology and private property. Scott Dennis March 13, 2018 We have all heard the axiom that “knowledge is power

McKinsey Report on Tech a Wake Up Call

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By January 18th, 2018

By Scott Dennis The McKinsey Global Institute has published a sweeping overview of the looming effects of technology on the global workforce. The 160 page report is a well-r

Robots Don’t Pay Taxes

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By May 15th, 2017

Robots don’t pay taxes -Scott Dennis May 15, 2017 "Winning an election is a good-news, bad news kind of thing. Okay, now you’re the Mayor. The bad news is that you’re

Myth & Reality in Manufacturing

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By May 4th, 2017

http://conexus.cberdata.org/files/MfgReality.pdf Extremely informative brief by Dr. Michael J. Hicks and Dr. Srikant Devaraj

Will blockchain be a net loss for jobs?

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By March 4th, 2017

Will blockchain be a net loss for jobs? By Scott Dennis March 4, 2017 It is early days in the world of block chain technology, so why worry about its effect on jobs? If y

What Blue Collar Think Tank Does

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By February 24th, 2017

Workers Identity in a robotic world

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By January 17th, 2017

Workers Identity in a robotic world By Scott Dennis Jan 18, 2017    “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo pa

A Space where humans can begin to interact naturally with computers

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By December 14th, 2016

December 12, 2016 Source: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) An important report on how humans can interact with computers naturally. https://www.sciencedaily.com/rel

Even Twinkies are effected by robots

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By December 12th, 2016

What Saved Hostess And Twinkies: Automation And Firing 95% Of The Union Workforce by Tim Worstall http://tinyurl.com/zer3c4p  

MIT looks at how tech destroys jobs

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By December 12th, 2016

How Technology Is Destroying Jobs Automation is reducing the need for people in many jobs. Are we facing a future of stagnant income and worsening inequality? by David Rot

Protecting Workers from Tech

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By December 12th, 2016

The End of Labor: How to Protect Workers From the Rise of Robots NOAH SMITH Jan 14, 2013  http://tinyurl.com/as39p62  

Is Sushi Chef a Blue Collar Job? Jiro’s Nightmare

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By December 6th, 2016

Is Sushi Chef a Blue Collar Job? Jiro’s Nightmare By Scott Dennis 12/6/2016 “Good Cooking Favors the Prepared Hand” – Jacques Pepin In Jiro’s dream there is

The Power of funding a cause

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By November 3rd, 2016

The power of funding a cause By Scott Dennis November 3, 2016   The private sector has been good to many of us, even in uncertain times most have managed to place

True American Values

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By October 22nd, 2016

Humanity 2.0

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By October 18th, 2016

Humanity 2.0 "Let the Robot be the couch potato: Keep Your Job & Expand Your Knowledge" “We live in a society absolutely dependent on science and technology but we hav

Studs Terkel “Working” Interviews on NPR

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By September 26th, 2016

Teamsters Look at Uber & Lyft platforms

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By September 21st, 2016

Neal Ungerleider 10.22.14 Fast Company For the full story click here http://tinyurl.com/zb3n857

Martin Ford on NPR Robots & White Collar Jobs

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By September 20th, 2016

 

Robots and Forbidden Fruit

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By September 13th, 2016

By Scott Dennis September 13, 2016 “Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared, or most people can end up miserably poor if th

Port Workers Fight Automation

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By September 12th, 2016

For the complete story click http://tinyurl.com/j2jher9  

Help Us Make a Difference with Kickstarter

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By September 8th, 2016

Help us make a difference with our kickstarter campaign! Click here to pledge http://tinyurl.com/z4f6hfw

WalMart Cutting Jobs due to automation

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By September 8th, 2016

To see the full story click http://tinyurl.com/hlwzovs  

Preparing the Workforce for automation

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By September 8th, 2016

For the full story click http://tinyurl.com/gtz8nmn

Has tech created imbalances in the economy?

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By September 8th, 2016

For the full article click http://tinyurl.com/zc336ej  

100 Year Report on Artificial Intelligence

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By September 4th, 2016

For the full report: https://ai100.stanford.edu/2016-report

BC Think Tank Kick Starter Promo

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By September 2nd, 2016

Blue Report for Sept 2016

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By August 30th, 2016

For this month Blue Report Click here BlueReportSep2016  

AI wake up call for India’s policy makers

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By August 30th, 2016

For the briefing from Carnegie Endowments in India http://carnegieendowment.org/files/Brief-Vempati-AI.pdf

Rise of Machines

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By August 29th, 2016

Drones & Business

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By August 29th, 2016

Unions Since 2009

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By August 27th, 2016

Steve Malanga & Brian Anderson discuss the impact that the great recession has had on labor unions. For the podcast click to the City Journal Site: http://www.city

Labor Needs a thinktank in the USA

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By August 25th, 2016

For the full Guardian Story: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2012/aug/16/unions-back-thinktank-reshape-labour-policy

Our New Kick Starter Campaign!

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By August 23rd, 2016

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/935809689/bluecollarthinktank?ref=user_menu Click here to pledge http://tinyurl.com/z4f6hfw

The Factory of the future will have Two Employees

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By August 22nd, 2016

Robots at my door Scott Dennis-New York 8/22/2016 “The factory of the future will have two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog

Over Optimistic?

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By August 21st, 2016

Yes Robots will steal our jobs, and that fine. Those jobs will be replaced by new ones. Michael Jones-Washington Post   To read the full article http://tinyurl.co

Terkel Conversations: Hunter Thompson

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By August 19th, 2016

Thompson & Terkel in Conversation This is taken from the Studs Terkel archive http://tinyurl.com/hadaepz

World Bank of Globalization

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By August 18th, 2016

The Impact of the Global Economy on Cities by Michael Cohen Senior Advisor-The World Bank http://tinyurl.com/zp6cc2w  

Studs Terkel revisits “Working”

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By August 17th, 2016

Globalism is the mindset of the elite

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By August 17th, 2016

How Global Elites Forsake Their Countrymen Those in power see people at the bottom as aliens whose bizarre emotions they must try to manage. Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal Augu

Robotics Debate-Be Afraid?

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By August 15th, 2016