The Jobless Economy?

The Jobless Economy? : Computer Technology in the World of Work

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This work provides an insight into the way computers, robots and related technologies are reshaping our world and especially the world of work. Some will benefit from the changes, others will be victims. Few understand the magnitude of what is happening, or why it is happening, or how quickly it is happening. The economics of this new world are revolutionary. Computer technology is cheap. People are expensive. They will be replaced by the new technologies over the coming decades. Do our policy makers understand what is happening? Examples taken from both sides of the Atlantic point to the same dangers that face us. Great opportunities exist within this turmoil. With computers and robots doing most of the work, our world has the potential to become immeasurably richer. It is up to us to decide who will benefit. This book is designed to clarify the issues involved. It should appeal to all business leaders and other students of work and technology who wish to understand some of the basic dynamics of the more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19.05mm | 417g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • tables, figures, graphs, notes, index
  • 0745615775
  • 9780745615776

Table of contents

Are we on a fool's journey?; looking the gift horse in the mouth; the evolution of computer technology and its ultimate application as a cost-saving tool; progress is three per cent; can everything be saved?; which jobs will grow and which jobs will go?; can we rely on the enterprise culture and the small business to solve our problems?; capitalism channelled by technology; demand deficiency; do other cultures behave differently?; multinational companies, global companies and international trade.; the weird and wonderful world of international finance; the paradigm shift; the more