“Lots of people think that the robots are coming to steal everybody’s jobs. I even wrote a whole thing about what would happen if they did.
But another story is emerging from several recent papers and columns by economists and economic writers. Instead of a world without work, they say, there is currently more evidence for a world with too much work—and not enough humans to do it all. Rather than high-flying investment in machines and similarly high unemployment, there is strangely low investment and happily low joblessness.
How can anybody say robots are killing jobs when the killer is nowhere to be seen and the supposed victim isn’t even dead?
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