As a consultant working in organisations that are "downsizing, delayering and outsourcing" I know better than most how difficult the employment market is. But has he considered that while "productivity is delivered by a technology needing only a few machine-minders" someone has to design, produce, market and service those machines?
The world of work is changing profoundly, but it is not grinding to the cataclysmic halt Professor Angell envisages. I know because I work with people, not theories, and those people are still finding ways to earn a living, whether the ways that Professor Angell deems suitable or not.
His anger is magnificent, but I hope the "huge number of soon-to-be-unemployed" use their own common sense and listen to the voice of reason rather than the rhetoric of an angry man.
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