Automation and the Future of Work

Aaron Benanav

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Verso Books

Published: 03-11-2020

£12.99

Consensus-shattering account of automation technologies and labour-market malfunctions.

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Description

Silicon Valley titans, politicians, techno-futurists and social critics have united in arguing that we are living on the cusp of an era of rapid technological automation, heralding the end of work as we know it. But does the much-discussed ‘rise of the robots’ really explain the jobs crisis that awaits us on the other side of the coronavirus? In Automation and the Future of Work, Aaron Benanav uncovers the structural economic trends that will shape our working lives far into the future. What social movements, he asks, are required to propel us into post-scarcity, if technological innovation alone can’t deliver it? In response to calls for a universal basic income that would maintain a growing army of redundant workers, he offers a counter-proposal.

Additional information

Dimensions 140 × 210 mm
Page Count 160