Work in the Age of Intelligent Machines

How do you organise a society in which few people do anything economically productive?

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By Martin Wolf

As long ago as 1984, in his Paths to Paradise, André Gorz, a self-proclaimed “revolutionary-reformist” stated, baldly, that the “micro-economic revolution heralds the abolition of work”. He even argued that “waged…

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