Some predict computers will produce a jobless future. Here’s why they’re wrong

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February 18th, 2014

Washington Post “The Switch Blog”
By James Bessen, School of Law

Will “smart machines” steal our jobs? With America suffering through its sixth straight year of anemic job growth, worries about long-term unemployment are in vogue. Thinkers such as Tyler Cowen and Kevin Drum believe that the problems will get even worse in the coming decades: As information technology allows the automation of more and more middle-class jobs, fewer workers will be able to find work…

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