Looking at grocery store history, we can identify two huge innovations and ask if robot pickers are a third milestone.
Starting with a woman’s work productivity and then moving to U.S. productivity, we can see that even temperature makes a difference.
To understand what factor productivity involves and its slowdown, we can combine statistical history with examples that include McDonald’s early history.
Occasionally, I have asked the UPS man who is always so gracious to wait a moment at my front door while I go to the kitchen. Taking a minute or so, I grab an apple for him. In a Planet Money interview,…