Estimates of job losses in the near future due to automation range from 9% to 47%, and jobs themselves are becoming ever more precarious.
- Robert Skidelsky
- Project Syndicate
Should we trust the conventional economic narrative according to which machines inevitably raise workers’ living standards?
LONDON – Surveys from round the world show that people want secure jobs.
At the same time, they have always dreamed of a life free from toil.
The “rise of the robots” has made the tension between these impulses palpable.
Estimates of job losses in the near future due to automation range from 9% to 47%, and…