Robots aren’t causing unemployment — we are


Robots stealing jobs —  emerging reality or unfounded fear? Before panic descends and we begin imagining scenarios where redundancies abound and pink slips are handed out en masse, let’s focus instead on the boring facts. Threats to jobs are enough to rile up anger and anxiety, there is more than enough historical precedence for this. Two hundred years ago, a group of people was so angered by the increasing use of machines in the textile industry that they smashed the machines in protest —  these were the Luddites. In response, the British government made breaking machines a capital offense. The…

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