In class writing
Factory work has been in our lives for hundreds of years by now, ever since the industrial revolution. As the years go by, humans evolve and so does our technology. So what does this mean for our factory workers who may someday get overrun by robots?
I found an article called, “Technology-Driven Changes in Work and Employment” by Montealegre Ramiro, and he discusses how technology is changing the way factories work.
“We live in a global society where technology, especially information and communication technology, is changing the way businesses create and capture value, how and where we work, and how we interact and communicate.”
This is how the article begins and I believe that this could be helpful for my essay because it is a big statement to make, but at the same time it is the truth.
Montealegre, R. (2017) Technilogy-Driven Changes in Work and Employment. Communications of the ACM.
In-Class Writing – Apr. 25th
Work can be demanding and hard work both mentally and physically. As it is shown by Mac McClelland in her essay “I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave.” I do not really know anyone who works in this field so I don’t really have that much knowledge on this, but after reading McClellands piece, I really want to find out more about this because it is a bad thing and these workers are just treated so poorly. I couldn’t believe it when I read that these big businesses treat their laborers so horribly, such as Nike and Amazon. These companies have so much money, but are still too greedy to treat their laborers fairly. I just think that this is a big problem that needs to be fixed soon.
In class writing April 18
“The homeless have been evicted from the banks of the Santa Ana river, but now what? a hearing has been ordered in response to a lawsuit filed last week by the Orange County Catholic Worker, seeking an injunction against anti-camping laws. Representatives of Orange County and the cities of Anaheim, Orange and Costa Mesa will be in court Feb. 13, when a federal judge in Santa Ana will consider issuing a temporary restraining order barring the municipalities from enforcing anti-camping laws with regards to the homeless whom they say have nowhere to go.”(https://patch.com/california/newportbeach/homeless-crisis-oc-no-camping-no-loitering-nowhere-go)
When I grew up in Newport Beach, CA, it was rare to find homeless people around, but recently they have been evicted from numerous areas such as the river banks of Santa Ana river, and now they are trying to find other places to go, such as Newport Beach.
This is a difficult topic to work on because they are people in need of help, all of the factors that go into the problem add up to be some sort of positive feedback loop where they can never find a place to stay. It is sad that they have no where to go because everything that you do now a days cost a certain amount of money. These issues relate to “Home and Hope” because Matthew Desmond discusses how when you do not have a stable home, you are unable to benefit from being yourself in that home. I hate to hear about these problems because I feel so much empathy for them, luckily there are homeless shelters in the area and soup kitchens that can help.