[FoRK] Making robotics a priority

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Wed Jul 13 07:43:54 PDT 2011

[1] Ramey & Francis, A Century of Work and Leisure, American Economic 
Journal: Macroeconomics 2009, 1:2, 189–224

The new measures reveal a number of interesting 20th Century trends. 
First, 70 percent of the decline in hours worked has been offset by an 
increase in hours spent in school. Second, contrary to conventional 
wisdom, average hours spent in home production are actually slightly 
higher now than they were in the early part of the 20th Century. 
Finally, leisure per capita is approximately the same now as it was in 1900.

I'm sure all her work is trivially disprovable.


On 7/12/2011 10:25 PM, Adam L Beberg wrote:
> Trivially disprovable I'm afraid, but fixable with s/mankind/the rich/
> Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote on 7/12/2011 9:32 PM:
>> History has shown that despite the irrational fears, automation has been
>> the thing that has freed mankind to pursue more intellectual pursuits
>> through the resulting leisure time.

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