Automation and Robots Take a Byte Out of US National Income

Bloomberg: Automation has “contributed substantially” to reducing the portion of national income that goes to U.S. workers over the past two decades, according to a new study by economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Despite the lowest unemployment rate in around 50 years, the so-called labor share has fallen to about 56% from 63% in 2000 and the increased use of robots and other technology has been an important driving factor.

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2 Responses to Automation and Robots Take a Byte Out of US National Income

  1. Daaxgad says:

    This is an interesting perspective on Automated Jobs!

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  2. clownpuncher says:

    Neat! Clicked into the article and the authors clarified the mechanism a bit –> it essentially leads to stagnant wages and decreased bargaining power, in addition to diverting some funds outside of the US.

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