[ExI] most common jobs

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 18:42:55 UTC 2015

On Sun, Feb 8, 2015  Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:

>>> High levels of automation and unemployment do not seem to be correlated
> at all as far as I can tell.

>> But it's only a matter of time till they were, and probably not a great
> deal  of time

> If you looked at the jobs people did a few centuries ago and consider
> what effect automation has had on them, you might conclude that almost
> everyone today should be unemployed. But that is not in fact what has
> happened.

That's because there are still a number of  tasks that machines still
aren't very good at, but as time progresses the number of such tasks will
Inevitability decrease.

And today in developed countries people only work 40 hours a week (35 in
France), and they get several weeks payed vacation a year (at least 5 in
France); a few centuries ago that would have been considered largely

  John k Clark
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