Australia's middle class is about to get minced

The forces that disrupted the working classes in the 1970s and 80s are now coming for the middle class. Will Australia be on the right side of the equation?

For the past four decades it’s been the working class that has suffered the brunt of the effects of globalisation and automation in the workforce. Now machines are taking middle class jobs, with serious implications for societies – like Australia's – that have staked their future on white collar, knowledge-based service industries.

Yesterday, the Associated Press announced it was replacing business journalists with computer programs, following sports reporting where algorithms have delivering match reports for some years.

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