Winter is coming to Kansas City and workers are still in short supply.
Shelves aren't getting stocked, supply chain problems are worsening and productivity has taken a hit.
Even worse . . . This isn't a working-class problem any longer as U.S. stock markets are showing SERIOUS signs of weakness.
To make matters worse . . .
COVID variants abound, more people are getting sick and the latest plague surge is already underway.
Accordingly and cheekily we ask . . .
WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL OF THOSE ROBOTS THAT WE'RE GOING TO TAKE OVER THE CRAPPY JOBS??? DID CHEAPSKATE BOSSES FAIL TO INVEST MONEY IN SLAVE TECH???
Or . . . Maybe it's harder to consistently make a good cheeseburger than most keyboard pundits can comprehend.
TKC doesn't pretend to have the answers . . . We're just here to chew bubble gum and document the decline of Democracy and capitalism . . . Even worse, we're almost out of bubble gum.
Accordingly . . .
In a program that was almost completely unwatched . . . Public TV offers a progressive analysis of the local labor market.
Check the description . . .
"A year and a half of the COVID-19 pandemic has left a vastly different workforce where entry level positions are hard to fill and workers are demanding a higher standard.
"Host D. Rashaan Gilmore invites Chris Kuehl of Armada Corporate Intelligence, Bridget Hughes of Stand Up KC and Clyde McQueen from the Full Employment Council to discuss the future of work."
Just so readers won't mistakenly think this blog is advocating any post-capitalism poppycock . . . It's worth noting most all of this insight into labor and economics excludes anybody who has actually owned a viable biz.
Still . . . The show offers a nice reminder of worsening American class-warfare as the pandemic economy has put both white collar workers with B.S. jobs and the service industry in peril.
And Americans OF EVERY DEMOGRAPHIC AND LEVEL OF EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT are finally coming to grips with the frightening reality that so much of their work can be outsourced or automated
Meanwhile, TKC is diligently devising a computer program that semi-reliably delivers fart jokes and nostalgia from the late-20th-century along with assorted news headlines.
But I digress . . .
What's important here is that in Kansas City, the workers are revolting (lulz) . . . Take a peek via www.TonysKansasCity.com embeds . . .
First a tease . . .
Then the show that replaced Ruckus without offering a voice to any conservatives . . .
You decide . . .