How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Robots
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  • Andrew Allison

    As is all too typical of the Ivory Tower, the authors note an inevitable process (jobs climate change) and focus on the change rather than how to live with it. VM has, IMO, consistently struck the right note in saying, in effect, we must stop preparing people for yesterday’s vanishing jobs and start preparing them for the jobs of the future. The most compelling need is for a major adult education drive in order to put today’s jobless to work. Regardless of any economic recovery, their old jobs are simply not coming back. The only alternative to long-term unemployment is to learn new skills.

  • Atanu Maulik

    Recent research has busted a great liberal myth that the wages of workers and productivity has decoupled. It shows that the total compensation (wages+ benefits) has tacked closely with productivity gains.

  • dankingbooks

    There is a post about the future of STEM careers here:

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