Top of Mind

Are computers taking our jobs? The authors of Race Against the Machine have argued that since 2000 the link between employment and economic growth has broken because of productivity increases resulting from technology.

Robert D. Atkinson, president of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, responds in the MIT Technology Review that “Historically, the income-generating effects of new technologies have proved more powerful than the labor-displacing effects: technological progress has been accompanied not only by higher output and productivity, but also by higher overall employment.”

1:29 PM - 4 Sep 13