A World Without Work: Technology, Automation, and How We Should Respond
From an Oxford economist, a visionary account of how technology will transform the world of work, and what we should do about it
From mechanical looms to the combustion engine to the first computers, new technologies have always provoked panic about workers being replaced by machines. For centuries, such fears have been misplaced, and many economists maintain that they...more
This man is in a position of power at Oxford University and probably has at least some power ...more
The book in the end wishes to defy Leontief’s fears that humans will go the way of horses, rendered obsolete by machinery.
Nicely balanced realism about the radical transformations in store without succumbing to either fantasies of technoutopian cornucopia or to the dystopian dread of mass exclusion. In the end, Sussking rightly ...more