Just before the door hit him in the butt Obama repeated wisdom the country just doesn’t ready to absorb.
Technology is the problem with jobs not globalization. There will be more woe caused by automation than jobs lost to China.
The solutions suggested always seem to be the same: education, retraining, be smarter, work smarter, blah, blah blah.
Hopefully hearing it from the soon to be Mr. O will help it get more traction.
The White House proposed enrolling more 4-year-olds in preschool and making two years of community college free for students, as well as teaching more skills like computer science and critical thinking. For people who have already lost their jobs, it suggested expanding apprenticeships and retraining programs, on which the country spends half what it did 30 years ago.
A Darker Theme in Obama’s Farewell: Automation Can Divide Us https://nyti.ms/2jAdWPl