The Economist discusses historical trends and disruptions, and why education plays such a large part in changing a world which is increasingly polarized economically. “It is partly just a matter of history repeating itself. In the early part of the Industrial Revolution the rewards of increasing productivity went disproportionately to capital; later on, labour reaped most of the benefits. The pattern today is similar. The prosperity unleashed by the digital revolution has gone overwhelmingly to the owners of capital and the highest-skilled workers.”
via Technology and jobs: Coming to an office near you | The Economist.