Apr 23, 2014

Productive Trucks

Think you are having a really productive day? UPS is finding new ways to measure every single step of a drivers day. The result? Productivity (and the pay of their drivers) is going up, up, up. Planet Money has a great piece on this very topic. Give it a listen right here.

Udder Robotics

It certainly is a great time to be a dairy farmer. No more getting up early to milk Bessie the cow. Heck, Bessie is now on her own schedule. Seems that robotics is already revolutionizing the dairy industry. This article does a pretty solid job of talking about structural unemployment without using the words structural unemployment. This has me seriously considering a move to Vermont.