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Do labor-saving robots spell doom for American workers?

Clip: 07/30/2015 | 8m 42s

The onslaught of automation that's replacing human workers -- from golf caddies to bank tellers -- may be putting us on a path to humanitarian crisis, says Jerry Kaplan, author of "Humans Need Not Apply." As technology grows and jobs become obsolete, income inequality and poverty could follow for millions of Americans. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.

Aired: 07/30/15

Rating: NR

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