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American Technology Impact

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Wisconsin representative Mark Pocan once said “We know that to compete for the jobs of the 21st century and thrive in a global economy, we need a growing, skilled and educated workforce, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Americans with bachelor's degrees have half the unemployment rate of those with a high school degree.” Mark Pocan recognizes that the majority of unskilled jobs could soon be replaced by machines and robots. He was urging the people to focus their job paths on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) majors because that industry is creating the most jobs and giving great long term benefits. As technology develops, it starts to replace basic repetitive jobs that could be accomplished…show more content…
The drastic income difference could prove problematic because the paper later talks about how already seventy-five percent of the production is only produced by the top quarter of the population. This led to the creation of a protest where the bottom 99% of people were unhappy about receiving the bottom 1% of income while the top 1% controlled 99% of income in America. This movement was known as the 99% movement and it did lead to political shifts in American…show more content…
In Ethan Lewis’ article, he talks about technology causing a shift in work demand and it being necessary to cut out the middle class jobs. The market will shift to a more skill based work population while unskilled will have to work in menial jobs and other jobs if any that do not require any new skills. Additionally, Lewis talks about how the earnings of more educated workers rise while the less educated workers fall. The explanation to this is that technology becomes more complex due to the rising skills of the developing
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