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by Hannah Leitheiser

Unemployment

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The End of Man?

Olof Johannesson

1968

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2020-02-17

"In fully automated factories the raw material was received at one end and the finished product emerged at the other without human intervention. Workmen could be dispensed with altogether. Fortunately, no unemployment resulted from the reorganization: workmen were retrained to carry out the necessary maintenance, and their numbers rapidly increased." - Olof Johannesson, The End of Man? (1968)

That kinda happens, right?

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