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|Tonight’s Campus Question|
Automation has long been replacing blue-collar jobs, and now it threatens white collar jobs. From law to journalism to scientific research, sophisticated software applications may replace educated and expensive workers. Paul Lind of the New America Foundation says this trend may discourage young people from attending college, while George Mason University economist Tyler Cohen predicts an increasing demand for feeling-based jobs. Will increasing automation force us to reconsider the Protestant work ethic?