Key Words: ‘We should be excited about automation,’ says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Robots are coming for your jobs. And Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that should be a good thing.

“We should not be haunted by the specter of being automated out of work. . . . We should be excited by that. But the reason we’re not excited by it is because we live in a society where if you don’t have a job, you are left to die. And that is, at its core, our problem.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

A quarter of American jobs — belonging to about 36 million people — are at risk of being replaced by automation or artificial intelligence over the next two decades, according to a Brookings Institution report issued in January.

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