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The robots aren't coming

Chris Dillow

Chris Dillow
The robots aren't coming

One of the great paradoxes of our time is that while there is much talk that robots will take our jobs, the reality is that people are taking robots’ jobs. Official figures show that the UK employment rate is at its highest since current data began in 1971, while next week’s numbers will show that business investment has flatlined since 2015. Unsurprisingly, therefore, productivity is still stagnating.

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