The productivity paradox
Ryan Avent

I guess this explains why in Australia the “boring” mining companies are leading the automation push. They are displacing truck drivers and train drivers and other “miners” because those people earn 3X the salaries of middle class workers in banks doing routine jobs. They haven’t yet figured out how to displace the guys hauling the ropes on the port tugboats who earn $300K+ and have about 6 months leave each year!!

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