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Jobs Threatened By Machines: A Once 'stupid' Concern Gains Respect

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Universal income vote, Geneva

Before Swiss voters rejected a universal basic income, a poster in Geneva asked what people would do if their income were taken care of.

Credit: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

They replaced horses, didn't they? That's how the late, great economist Wassily Leontief responded 35 years ago to those who argued technology would never really replace people's work.

From The New York Times
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