A world without work

Oxford economist Daniel Susskind paints a dystopian future of a world without work as a result of the relentless onslaught of new technology. This, critics might proclaim, is an old argument evoking new fears. But, according to a reviewer, Susskind has a compelling story to tell that entails a judicious juxtaposition of innovative analysis and novel evidence. Susskind does not merely document the promises, pitfalls, and perils of new technology. He argues that the private sector is unlikely to redress the challenges of a world without work. Such responsibility lies with the government and its ability to design appropriate and effective policies of redistribution.

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