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the-wealth-of-humans-coverBooks in brief: The Wealth of Humans by Ryan Avent (Penguin, £25)

The world of work is changing but society and politics have yet to adapt. Rapid economic and technological change will drive political conflict in the coming generation. That’s the starting point of Ryan Avent’s The Wealth of Humans, which maps out the coming transformations and offers a guide to building more equitable social institutions.

Avent argues that the addition of a billion new workers to the global workforce in the coming decades at a time when digital technology is automating more…

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