Relax. Robots Won't Cause Us to Run Out of Jobs.

Robert D. Atkinson January 24, 2019
January 24, 2019

No matter how many times a purported expert claims we are facing an epochal technology revolution that will destroy tens of millions of jobs and leave large swaths of human workers permanently unemployed, it still isn't true. As Rob Atkinson writes for RealClearPolicy, we will not run out of jobs because we will not run out of work to do. It's as simple as that. There is a vast array of socially valuable work that still needs to be done, and the main reason we aren't doing it today is that even the richest societies in the world don’t have enough money to do it. In short, higher productivity from technological innovation is a gift that will enable a much safer, healthier, cleaner, and better-educated society.