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The declining economic value of routine cognitive work

The declining economic value of routine cognitive work

http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2014/09/the-declining-economic-value-of-routine-cognitive-work.html

“Fewer and fewer employment opportunities exist in America for both routine cognitive work and manual labor, and the gap is widening over the decades. Unless they’re location-dependent, manual labor jobs often are outsourced to cheaper locations overseas. Unless they’re location-dependent, routine cognitive jobs are increasingly being replaced both by cheaper workers overseas and by software algorithms.

What kind of schoolwork do most American students do most of the time? Routine cognitive work. What kind of work is emphasized in nearly all of our national and state assessment schemes? Routine cognitive work. For what kind of work do traditionalist parents and politicians continue to advocate? Routine cognitive work.

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Stephen

Posted on: September 25, 2014, 6:21 am Category: Uncategorized