Wall Street Journal: "Share of Workers in Tech Fields Falls"
Feb 17 2012 p. A3
"Workers in technical fields ranging from architecture to software design account for 4.9% of the labor force in 2010, according to a new analysis of Census data being released on Friday, down from a peak of 5.3% in 2000..."
"...There are only about five million to eight million US workers in technical fields, depending upon how broadly the group is defined. The PRB pegs it at 7.6 million, including everything from PhDs to support workers whose jobs might not even require a bachelors degree, such as laboratory technicians and computer support workers"
I am a Professor at a large public university. I study political economy and biopolitics (the politics of life). My interests are diverse but are broadly concerned with economic, social and environmental justice. I have published 5 books: Crisis Communication, Liberal Democracy and Ecological Sustainability: The Threat of Financial and Energy Complexes in the Twenty-First Century (2016); Fukusima and the Privatization of Risk (2013); Constructing Autism (2005); Governmentality, Biopower and Everyday Life (2008/2011); Governing Childhood (2010).
I also participated in an edited collection on Fukushima: Fukushima: Dispossession or Denuclearization (2014).