Episode 625: The Last Job : Planet Money What if robots did all the work? In today's show, we imagine a world without jobs.

Episode 625: The Last Job

Episode 625: The Last Job

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There are some very smart people out there arguing that machines and computers are stealing our jobs. And that when these jobs go away, they won't be replaced. They think that in the future, there will be fewer and fewer jobs.

In the short-term, that's a big problem, but in the long-term, it could be great news. If robots are doing all the work, people can just relax, right?

What happens when the jobs go away? No one knows. So, in collaboration with The Truth, we made something up. Our show today is a work of fiction.

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