January 03, 2017 at 10:13PM
When Robots Take All of Our Jobs, Remember the Luddites @SmithsonianMag #readingToday

At heart, the fight was not really about technology. The Luddites were happy to use machinery—indeed, weavers had used smaller frames for decades. What galled them was the new logic of industrial capitalism, where the productivity gains from new technology enriched only the machines' owners and weren't shared with the workers.

What a 19th-century rebellion against automation can teach us about the coming war in the job market