James Bessen

Boston University

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James Bessen is an economist at the Boston University School of Law .

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Many American workers are panicked about automation, for good reason. Computers and robots are replacing more and more men and women.

The paradox of automation

Many American workers are panicked about automation, for good reason. Computers and robots are replacing more and more men and women.

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