Engagement is important. Absolutely. But education, including how to persuade, has to be part of that effort.
At least some of this media behavior is driven by short-term profit motive. Other may be “divide and conquer” mentality that keeps those in power, in power.
Coupled with basic health care, it’s a utopia envisioned by science/speculative fiction writers. But even those utopian universes contain conflict (war) — which begs the question of our propensity towards violence.
Calvinists and Puritans, methinks.
Coupled with rhetoric about survival of the fittest and a belief in prosperity gospel. I am, I’m deducing, pessimistic.
But it still took place, relatively speaking, slowly compared with current levels of disruption that are accompanying automation.
I have been saying this for years and years. Once I grew up and got over my masters degree in economics (with all of the econometrics that it entailed, along with a twist on old theory and a paper at the AAEA annual meeting).
True in macro effect.
Automation probably “destroys” more jobs than trade because of direct substitution