2. The dormant potential backlash

2019 – Axios

“Trump has made a policy cornerstone out of his trade war with China, elevating the automation-breeds-competitiveness argument. Companies could be propelled toward faster automation and accelerate a coming topsy-turvy future of work.”

The Future Of Jobs 2018

 

2018 – World Economic Forum

As technological breakthroughs rapidly shift the frontier between the work tasks performed by humans and those performed by machines and algorithms, global labour markets are likely to undergo major transformations.

…And The Epicenter Of Troubled America

 

Mar 14 2018 – Steve LeVine – Axios

Harvard economist Ed Glaeser says something dark is going on within a chunk of U.S. geography stretching north from Louisiana to Michigan. The “Eastern Heartland,” as he calls it, is an “epicenter of troubled America, an epicenter of hopelessness.”