Automation and Inequality

Tom Friedman’s January 29th New York Times column reinforces the argument I made in my series on inequality.  Automation is increasing inequality by eliminating middle-skill jobs.  It also reinforces the thought that we need to retool our education system to encourage more initiative and project creativity — it isn’t enough to be able to pass tests.  Kids need to get the idea early that they need to take charge of their learning and follow their passions.

Published by Will Brownsberger

Will Brownsberger is State Senator from the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District.