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In Automation and the Future of Work Benanav makes the case that automation has been growing in the first world not as a means of increasing productivity but as a cost-saving measure in the face of deindustrialization Overcapacity in the manufacturing sector of the global north led to deindustrialization, and automation allows firms to stay competitive while shedding their workforces. This comes hand-in-hand with globalizationas well.

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