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People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy by John Nichols, Robert W. McChesney

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chapter one

INTO THE MAELSTROM

IN JANUARY 2014 GOOGLE CHAIRMAN ERIC SCHMIDT APPEARED before the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and acknowledged that due to rapid advances in technology, including some of the projects Google was working on, countless middle-class jobs that had seemed beyond the reach of computers and automation were going to be at risk in the near future. More and more middle-class workers were going to lose their jobs and there was little on the horizon to suggest there would be new jobs for them. This would be, according ...

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