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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 two

A JOBLESS ECONOMY?

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR MOST OF US TO CONCEIVE OF A SOCIETY without jobs. But it is not frivolous to ask whether there will be anywhere near enough jobs to provide employment for all the people who require incomes, and whether the wages and conditions of the jobs that exist will be remotely close to satisfactory for a credible economy or a democratic society. This requires examining the role of technology and automation in the American capitalist economy and the relationship of technology to the pursuit of profit.

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