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Spreading Work and Supporting Incomes

Cynthia Estlund

in Automation Anxiety: Why and How to Save Work

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197566107
eISBN:
9780197566138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197566107.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

Chapter 7 focuses chiefly on the project of work spreading—that is, shifting work from those with too much of it toward those with too little of it. The overall aim is to spread the benefits of both ... More


Three Big Ideas (and Some Big Concerns)

Cynthia Estlund

in Automation Anxiety: Why and How to Save Work

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197566107
eISBN:
9780197566138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197566107.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

Chapter 5 turns from goals to means. It takes up Three Big Ideas that some tout as all-purpose solutions for a future of less work: UBI, a federal job guarantee (JG), or a shorter work week. Each has ... More


Is This Time Different?

Cynthia Estlund

in Automation Anxiety: Why and How to Save Work

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197566107
eISBN:
9780197566138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197566107.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

Chapter 1 introduces the debate over whether “this time is different”—whether contemporary innovations in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics are more likely than past rounds of ... More


Automation Anxiety: Why and How to Save Work

Cynthia Estlund

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197566107
eISBN:
9780197566138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197566107.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This book confronts the hotly debated prospect of mounting job losses from automation, and the divergent hopes and fears that prospect evokes, and proposes a strategy for mitigating the losses and ... More


Three Goals for a Future of Less Work

Cynthia Estlund

in Automation Anxiety: Why and How to Save Work

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197566107
eISBN:
9780197566138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197566107.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

Chapter 4 shifts from assessing the challenge of automation to reflecting on what we should be aiming for in a foreseeable future of less work. It argues that we should be looking to ensure a wide ... More


The Politics of Hope and Fear in a Future of Less Work

Cynthia Estlund

in Automation Anxiety: Why and How to Save Work

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197566107
eISBN:
9780197566138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197566107.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

The Conclusion turns to the daunting political challenges that already face big redistributive programs like those advanced here, and that will be refracted through the prism of automation. Popular ... More


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