Robots Will Steal Your Job

Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK is an audiobook that explores the impact of technological advances on our lives, what it means to be happy, and provides suggestions on how to avoid a systemic collapse. Written by Federico Pistono and read by Ian R Buck.

The Luddite Fallacy

Episode #2The Fringe #511

The idea that machines steal jobs is not a new one. The Luddite movement goes back to 19th century England; is there weight to their argument, or is it all just a fallacy?

Chapter Index

00:00 | Intro
00:25 | Chapter Begins
09:07 | Outro


  1. The Skilled Labourer 1760-1832, Hammond, J.L.; Hammond, Barbara, 1919. London: Longmans, Green and co.; p. 259.
  2. Difference Engine: Luddite legacy, 2011. The Economist.
  3. Productivity and unemployment, 2003. Marginal Revolution.
  4. Harmonised unemployment rate by gender. Eurostat.
  5. American Notes: Vonnegut’s Gospel, 1970. Time Magazine.,9171,878826,00.html



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