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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Who generates value in the modern economy, and who should benefit?
An idea that won’t go away
For as long as there have been machines, there have been worries about their power to destroy jobs. The Luddites — early-nineteenth-century artisans who bitterly resisted the new textile machinery…
The view from Wall Street
The specter of useless work
First-hand testimony from an ex-workingman