Episode 44: Robots & Jobs

On today’s episode, we speculate about the role of robots in unemployment rates.  Andrew, Nick, and Mike argue that, even if robots replace humans in parts of the job market, new human-only jobs will be created in new industries.  Virginia, on the other hand, wonders whether the growth in jobs since the Industrial Revolution is sustainable.  In a world where robots do most of our jobs, how to humans occupy their time? (In Virginia’s defense, here’s an economist expressing similar concerns…)

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