Robots and Good Jobs on the Other Side of COVID-flation

The Wall Street Journal reports that “Robots are turning up on more factory floors and assembly lines as companies struggle to hire enough workers to fill rising orders.” Post-pandemic labor shortages are newly apparent in every industry, from baristas to bank tellers. Labor shortages in hard industries are hardly new, however, as any manufacturing or construction executive would have told us for years . Economists, meanwhile, can never seem to agree on whether robots are good or bad—nor on automation more broadly. via Adobe open commons According to the Journal: Daron Acemoglu, an economics professor at Massachusetts Institute of […]

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