Book review: Darrell M. West, The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation (Brookings Institution Press, Washington, DC, USA 2018) 205 pp.
  • 1 Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington, DC, USA

The conventional narrative about technology and how it will lead to ‘the future of work’ is best understood if we first assume that politics does not exist and that the economics profession not only has a good track record at predicting the future but is able to manage the economy (forget the bubbles of the last 20 years). In this vacuum, the narrative is simple: earth-shattering technological change is coming. Millions of ‘low-skilled’ workers are replaced by robots and unable to find employment or support themselves. Workers generally face a ‘skills mismatch.’ Society, driven by competitive companies that maximize profits,

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