This in nothing new. Technology has been responsible for large-scale job losses for more than 500 years. The creation of unions on the other hand, largely offset the potential drawbacks of mechanization and automation. The relatively recent weakening of unions over the past 35 years, has been one of the greatest causes of such high numbers of lost jobs, meanwhile corporations rack up profits astronomically higher than at any point in history.|
The origins of the words 'sabotage' and 'Luddite' tell part of that story:
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