Thursday, December 27, 2012

A note on how wages might be affected as computers do more and more journalism jobs

For readers interested in the larger implications of automating jobs that journalists and many other office workers do, I recommend this brief post by economist Paul Krugman. 

It’s a bit technical, but if you work through it the point he is making should be clear. 

If we are at the beginning of a widespread change that results in more and more jobs being done by networks of high-speed computers, the wages earned by good old-fashioned human beings will start to decline.

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