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August 23, 2019

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–On the Show:

–A themed show on automation, consisting of stories and commentary from The David Pakman Show over the years

–Caller suggests the public should start funding trade school education

–Voicemail caller asks whether social democrats should be opposed to technological advancements that will take jobs from people

–Caller believes automation will do away with many low-paying jobs

–Neil Irwin, author of “How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World” and senior economic correspondent at the New York Times, joins David to discuss the changing realities of work and jobs in the western world

–Ellen Ruppel Shell, Contributing Editor at The Atlantic and author of “The Job: Work and Its Future in a Time of Radical Chance,” joins David to discuss automation, the future of work, capitalism, universal basic income, work culture, and more

–Audience Question: What do you think about instituting a negative income tax instead of a universal basic income?

–Caller brings up arguments against raising the minimum wage

–Caller argues that raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour wouldn’t fix the underlying problems in our economy

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