Economics and politics - comment and analysis

Does automation destroy jobs? Part 2

The prevalent and dystopian image of robots destroying jobs rests upon another popular image that has also gained widespread currency: the assumption that labour productivity has increased dramatically. This assumption makes logical sense since the purpose of automation is to increase productivity. …

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Where were you, Adam? The refugees from the South are finally on the agenda. Not one word about the decades long failures by the West (0,50 €)

We do not know exactly from which African countries the people who drowned in the Mediterranean came from. From the point of view of an analysis, it is not important. The failure of the North to help and guide economic and human development in Africa spans all of North Africa and almost everywhere South of the Sahara. …

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