Tech Review Reviews Tech Review

Long-time geek bible Technology Review (the oldest tech magazine in the world — founded at MIT in 1899) has a review of Race Against the Machine in its current issue. David Talbot writes:

The United States faces a protracted unemployment crisis: 6.3 million fewer Americans have jobs than was true at the end of 2007. And yet the country’s economic output is higher today than it was before the financial crisis. Where did the jobs go? Several factors, including outsourcing, help explain the state of the labor market, but fast-advancing, IT-driven automation might be playing the biggest role.

In addition to talking to us, Talbot also includes quotes from extremely smart guys David Autor and Peter Diamond.

The article is first-rate; check it out.