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What John Oliver Gets Wrong About Robots and Jobs

John Oliver’s commentary on the effect automation will have on the labor market fails to undertand the power dynamics involved, namely the exclusion of workers from decisions that greatly affect them, as well as the environmental consequences of continued automation and cost-cutting technology. “While it’s welcome that a well-nuanced discussion of automation is reaching Oliver’s mainstream millions, the limited narratives are obsolete and in need of a major reboot,” Simpson poses. 

Publication date: 2019-03-04
Parent publication: Common Dreams
Publication URL: https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/03/05/what-john-oliver-gets-wrong-about-robots-and-jobs

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