Ep. 181 Don’t Blame Robots for Low Wages

23 March 2019     |     Tom Woods     |     10

Krugman starts off more or less all right in this one, arguing that robots aren’t the reason wages aren’t higher. But then he goes off into cloud cuckoo land, blaming the problem on a decline in labor unions. We also discuss the controversy about the connection (now broken, say some) between productivity and wages.

Krugman Column

Don’t Blame Robots for Low Wages” (March 14, 2019)

Contra Column

The Link Between Wages and Productivity Is Strong,” by Michael R. Strain

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