Gary On Manufacturing - Gary Mintchell

189 Automation and Jobs Always Ask Why



There are some things that drive me up the metaphorical wall. Especially concerning discussions of automation and jobs. I’ve contemplated this issue for years. Lately there was an issue of the Axios Future newsletter. There are times when they stop at a macro level with no understanding of underlying facts. That’s a common problem with both economists and journalists. My concerns: 1. Confusing robots and automation 2. Not understanding the jobs that were replaced 3. Advances in manufacturing that greatly enhance the quality of jobs 4. Confuse correlation with causation