November 5, 2019

Future of Work Conference 2019 - Glen Weyl

  • Glen Weyl

The Hayek Program Podcast includes audio from lectures, interviews, and discussions of scholars and visitors from the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

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On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we hear from economist Glen Weyl as the first of four keynote speakers from the Hayek Program's 2019 Future of Work Conference. In his talk, Glen Weyl argues that the current narrative of automation and artificial intelligence displacing human labor is misguided at best and dangerous at worst. Instead, he makes the case for framing the discussion around the potential benefits of new technology and posits that our future is not one of luxury communism but of enhanced productivity and human ingenuity.