Adam Simpson is program associate at The Next System Project at the Democracy Collaborative. He specializes in financial and monetary policy, workplace democracy and the impact of automation.
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Tuesday, March 05, 2019
What John Oliver Gets Wrong About Robots and Jobs
In the most recent episode of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” the eponymous host ventured into the complex, dizzying, and occasionally dystopian realm of how technological change will affect jobs and work. While it’s welcome that a well-nuanced discussion of automation is reaching Oliver’s...
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
The Problem Isn't Robots Taking Our Jobs. It's Oligarchs Taking Our Power
Each week workers are confronted with yet another article touting the threat of technology wiping out their jobs. A recent “60 Minutes” segment featured venture capitalist and author Kai-Fu Lee predicting that advances in artificial intelligence would “in 15 years displace about 40 percent of the...