A Darker Theme in Obama’s Farewell: Automation Can Divide Us

The soon-to-be ex-president connected the economic disruptions caused by technology to a rise in political polarization.

“The next wave of economic dislocations won’t come from overseas,” Mr. Obama said. “It will come from the relentless pace of automation that makes a lot of good, middle-class jobs obsolete.”

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