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The Future of Work in America

Jun 22, 2015 | 34 videos
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Derek Thompson sits down with Atlantic editor in chief James Bennet to discuss “A World Without Work,” an investigation into the current economy and the future of jobs in America. In the interview, Thompson explains the impetus for his article, discusses the automation of certain forms of work, and hypothesizes about the possible outcomes for a country in which career stability is harder to find. “If technology replaces great swaths of work that is terrible,” Thompson says, “it might open up the possibility that we have room to find jobs that align with purpose and fulfillment.”

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