The politics of automation: Learning to embrace disruption

Sept. 10, 2019
How automation can create a better future for the economy and American workers.

By Rick Lazio, senior vice president at AlliantGroup 

There is some measure of truth in these predictions, with numerous studies highlighting specific jobs and skill sets that will be automated out of existence. According to a study from the McKinsey Global Institute, occupations that perform “physical activities in highly structured and predictable work environments” (i.e., clerical work, retail, physical labor, etc.) are the most susceptible to automation–and the disappearance of these jobs will have long-term economic consequences. MGI notes that these activities account for an estimated 51% of work taking place in the US economy–and almost $2.7 trillion in wages.