Where’s Ludd?

So, unemployment remains at a rate not seen since the early 1990s, and at the same time, robot sales are exploding. It seems that jobs are the trailing part of a recovering economy. While workers laid off in previous recessions were often rehired when demand surged, this time around seems different:

Some of it is beyond companies’ control, as demand for certain products and services dries up. But employers are also limiting or cutting jobs by squeezing more productivity out of existing workers, sometimes by using additional technology.

Where is King Ludd these days?

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