That's the claim being made by Conor Sen at The Atlantic, who writes of a future where increased automation, and hence increased unemployment - but also low-cost consumer goods - are the new normal. And unlike in times past, when such labor-saving technologies were relegated to the factory floor, this time it's hitting the more face-to-face occupations. "While until now these job-destroying forces have mostly been confined to the goods-producing and information sectors," Sen writes, "the next wave is going to hit...everyone from bankers to health-care and education workers." The American credo of you-are-what-you-do will make this even more difficult to accept, he warns: "Americans continue to define themselves by work when technology continues to reduce the demand for labor." Via The Atlantic.Read Full Story
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