Commentary by Michael Wade on Leadership, Ethics, Management, and Life
Monday, July 24, 2017
Automation, Professionals, and Managers
Here’s the dirty little secret about automation: it’s easier to build a robot to replace a junior attorney than to replace a journeyman electrician. And that fact helps explain why economists and politicians are feeling misgivings about “creative destruction,” which, up to now, they have usually embraced as a net good for society. Technology and automation, they’ve argued—correctly—boost productivity and create more jobs overall (even as some kinds of work get eradicated). Read the rest of the essay by Mark P. Mills in City Journal.