A quick note on how wages might be affected as computers do more and more journalism jobs

Written by Dr. Hugh J. Martin Thursday, 27 December 2012 18:00 PDF Print E-mail

For readers interested in the larger implications of automating jobs that journalists and many other office workers do, I recommend this brief post by economist Paul Krugman.

 


It’s a bit technical, but if you work through it the point he is making should be clear.

 

If we are at the beginning of a widespread change that results in more and more jobs being done by networks of high-speed computers, the wages earned by good old-fashioned human beings will start to decline.

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