Please forgive me for “harping” on this, but I think it is important in order to understand some aspects of today’s economic situation. ZDNet just published a good piece on the effects of automation. Automation in the 21st century could (at least partially) explain why inflation continues to be lower than “normal”, why your pay increases have been less than you expected, why the wealth disparity is increasing, why some jobs are in jeopardy and others not as much. Just click the link below. I recommend all of the segments.