American workers are increasingly anxious about robots and automation replacing them in their jobs. The underlying dynamic is that jobs are changing because of automation, not disappearing. That’s not a concern in and of itself. The concern is that not everyone is on good footing to adjust.
About Caroline Freund & Christine McDaniel
Christine McDaniel is a senior economist at the law firm Sidley Austin LLP. The views expressed in this article are not necessarily the views of Sidley Austin or any of the firm’s clients. Caroline Freund is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.