From The Heartland Institute:

Caleb Watney, a technology policy fellow at the R Street Institute, says automation and technology help everyone, including workers.

“The history of technological progress tells us that in the long run, innovation creates more productive workers, higher wages, and lower prices for consumers,” Watney said. “It can certainly lead to short-term unemployment for some workers who are displaced, but it should not be the responsibility of individual businesses to avoid innovations that will lead to cheaper prices and better experiences for consumers, for fear of automation hurting workers.”

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