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Knowledge and Economic Inequality in America
Mark Zuckerberg jumped into the immigration debate by writing in a Washington Post op-ed announcing his new group, FWD.us.
While this group is pointed at immigration policy, the topic does get at our current shift towards a knowledge economy.  I’ve been having conversations with friends about how many low-level jobs are being replaced by computers or robots. 
As education (or at least intelligence) requirements for specialized jobs increases, what jobs are left for the “average American”? And, how does this widen the wealth gap between haves and have nots? 
I don’t have an answer for this, but these are interesting questions to ponder as I think about the future for our children, and for America in general.
What do you think the future holds for America?

Knowledge and Economic Inequality in America

Mark Zuckerberg jumped into the immigration debate by writing in a Washington Post op-ed announcing his new group, FWD.us.

While this group is pointed at immigration policy, the topic does get at our current shift towards a knowledge economy.  I’ve been having conversations with friends about how many low-level jobs are being replaced by computers or robots.

As education (or at least intelligence) requirements for specialized jobs increases, what jobs are left for the “average American”? And, how does this widen the wealth gap between haves and have nots?

I don’t have an answer for this, but these are interesting questions to ponder as I think about the future for our children, and for America in general.

What do you think the future holds for America?

#economic inequality  #FWD.us  #Mark Zuckerberg  #immigration policy  #knowledge inequality