Much is being written about artificial Intelligence technology erasing millions of jobs. “Atlantic Magazine” explored what a world without jobs might be. Statistically, Americans would have the most difficult time adjusting. Annual hours worked in Germany and the Netherlands fell 40% from 1950 - 2012, but only 10% in the US. The writers acknowledge most people need to work on things to feel a lasting sense of purpose, but posed the ultimate question, would millions of people do meaningful work for barter instead of formal wages?
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