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8 December 2016

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Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic) and Freddie deBoer (Interfaces of the Word, Purdue University)

On Friedersdorf, Conor and Freddie kick things off by discussing the declining share of national income that accrues to labor. Should we fear or welcome a future where automation and artificial intelligence replace much of the work done by humans? They discuss Chris Hayes’s recent book, Twilight of the Elites. How responsible are you for your outcome in life? Conor and Freddie debate the idea of “workplace liberty,” and who should decide when an employee gets a bathroom break. Conor asks Freddie whether he sees a conflict between the goals of liberalizing immigration and minimizing inequality. They conclude by arguing that liberals have failed to adequately challenge the errors of the Obama administration.

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Recorded:Jan 29    Posted:Jan 31, 2013
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Friedersdorf | Jan 31, 2013 | Conor Friedersdorf & Freddie deBoer

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