March 13, 2011
Computers more likely to replace white collar workers
We tend to think that computers and automation will threaten only low-skilled workers. Paul Krugman argues that the opposite may be true, that the low-skill jobs that could be replaced have already been replaced, and that it is the high-skilled ones that are now at risk of elimination. It is actually harder to design computers to clean your house or take care of your garden than it is to do legal analysis.
Those middle-class people who have been misled into working against their own interests and supporting the oligarchy's assault on the social safety net and public services because they think it affects only other people may want to think carefully about that.