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Automation Is a Job Engine, New Research Says

The fear that technology is poised to kill jobs in unprecedented numbers is widely prevelent these days. Nothing is likely to ease that anxiety much, but a new research paper might prompt some second thoughts.

Using government data, James Bessen, a researcher and lecturer at the Boston University School of Law, examined the impact of computer automation on 317 occupations from 1980 through 2013.

His conclusion, in a sentence, was:
“Employment grows significantly faster in occupations that use computers more.”

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