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How Prosperity Is Improving the World of Work: A Conversation with John Tamny

with John Tamny

John Tamny returns to Liberty Law Talk to discuss his new book The End of Work, and why economic growth and prosperity are making it possible for people to do the work they love.

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on August 03, 2018 at 20:56:24 pm

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on August 06, 2018 at 18:52:10 pm

While it is always nice to hear wildly optimistic views of the future, I would dispute one overall claim especially: that the barriers to entry are universally less today than in prior decades. I know this is true in SOME cases. But, in many, many fields, there are certification requirements today that make entry far harder than in times past. These have been discussed at length over in econtalk - and a suggestion was made that these may explain some of the data showing that people are less mobile across state lines, but not within states, than in times past.

I don't think enough attention was given to the huge number of jobs at the low end - just because it represents so much of the work force. And in one case, retail, I make the case that technology is taking once meaningful and interesting, if low paying, work, interacting with customers and the product, and changing it to basically a mind-numbing assembly job in a warehouse.

PS> Loved the idea of a "football" major. At first I thought of all kinds of problems in the analysis, but the more I thought about it, the more ideas came to me of how to do it.

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