Technology has created more jobs than it has destroyed, says 140 years of data | Business | The Guardian
A study by economists at the consultancy Deloitte seeks to shed new light on the relationship between jobs and the rise of technology by trawling through census data for England and Wales going back to 1871.
Their conclusion is unremittingly cheerful: rather than destroying jobs, technology has been a “great job-creating machine”. Findings by Deloitte such as a fourfold rise in bar staff since the 1950s or a surge in the number of hairdressers this century suggest to the authors that technology has increased spending power, therefore creating new demand and new jobs.
I wonder if the author of this article, and the Deloitte economists, would be so “unremittingly cheerful,” if technology had pushed them out of their current roles, and into bar staff or hairdressing careers?