(Community Matters) the topic deserves its own posting. I’ve been in so many discussions where it’s presented as a given that technology & increases in productivity destroy jobs. This has always sounded counter-intuitive to me, assuming workers are qualified for more than simply the hours of manual labor. I get why Mexico still employs so many to sweep streets with brooms. I highly recommend this MIT Technology Review article on the topic.
But it’s hard to ignore their warning that technology is widening the income gap between the tech-savvy and everyone else.
What I’ve taken as a given is the ongoing and sure-to-accelerate economic squeeze of exportable and automatable jobs.
The migration of jobs to lower wage countries is an increasing threat to undereducated & experienced Americans and to America’s middle class.