Hunger Games

We’re About to Live in a World of Economic Hunger Games
July 2016

In a new book, former labor leader Andy Stern takes on technological disruption and offers some (possible) solutions

His book, Raising the Floor: How A Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Rebuild the American Dream …

His conclusion: you can’t fight the machines. Stern lays out tales of just how far the robots have already come–Charles Schwab’s automated financial advisors and humanoid attendants at a Japanese theme park are two memorable examples–as well as where they are going. His take, based on data from McKinsey and others, is that at least 58% of jobs will eventually be automated

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