In the long view of history, technological advancement unleashed by the Industrial Revolution has come to be seen as a net positive for economic development and everyone’s well-being, even those workers who initially lost their jobs. There’s reason to wonder, however, if this “second machine age” may be different.
The NewsHour continues its examination of different aspects of the immigration reform bill with a look at the role of low-skilled workers in the American economy. Ray Suarez gets two views from Columbia University’s Mae Ngai and Carol Swain of Vanderbilt University. Continue reading