Common Sense Soapbox

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Short videos with a punchy, comedic tone and entertaining Socratic characters taking on trending issues and important concepts from a classical liberal perspective, written & animated by Seamus Coughlin.

March 26, 2019

Bob thinks that automation is going to leave everyone broke and unemployed. But people have been saying that throughout the entire history of human development, and yet the opposite has always been true. While automation can be disruptive, it also frees people to spend their time doing even more productive things and continually makes all of society wealthier in the process.

Let Seamus give you a shot of optimism in this week's Common Sense Soapbox!


Written by Seamus Coughlin & Jennifer Maffessanti
Animated by Seamus Coughlin
Produced by Sean W. Malone


LINKS:
https://fee.org/articles/stephen-hawkings-final-warning-why-his-worries-were-unwarranted/
https://fee.org/articles/the-robots-are-coming-dont-panic/
https://fee.org/articles/how-ai-and-looser-labor-laws-will-create-jobs/
https://fee.org/articles/technologys-creative-destruction-is-pro-worker/
https://fee.org/articles/job-automation-should-be-celebrated-not-feared/
https://fee.org/articles/automation-isnt-nearly-as-disruptive-as-you-might-think/
https://fee.org/articles/automation-will-create-more-fulfilling-work/
https://fee.org/articles/robots-are-not-your-economic-enemy/