New Technology: Whose Progress? (Frank Morrow)

British documentary on the effects of automation and new technology on workers and the workplace. The film compares the promise of business spokespersons about the potentially liberating aspects with the corporate motivation for installing such equipment: higher profits and destruction of worker power. According to the film, the result is weakening of worker and labor union control and the production not only of fewer jobs, but work that requires less skill, is more monotonous, is less social in nature and is lower paying. It includes perspectives provided by Dr. Harry Cleaver, an economics professor at the University of Texas.

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