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Why the Rise of Robots Will Hit Developing Countries Hardest

Welding machine robots assemble automobile bodies at Toyota Motor's Tsutsumi plant. (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Automation is eliminating manufacturing jobs around the world — and that may have dangerous side effects in the developing world.

Kevin Rudd: Globalization and Automation Require a 'New Social Contract'

Robotic arms work on the body shells of cars on an automated production line at the BMW Mini car production plant in Oxford, England. (Goeff Caddick/AFP/Getty)
Current AffairsPolicy

"Until we bring a new social contract, the forces of polarization to the far left and far right are likely to continue.”