Originally published September 26, 2016
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion and Cathy O'Neil, author of the recently released Weapons of Math Destruction, talk to Ryan Avent, economics columnist for the Economist and author of The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power, and Status in the Twenty-first Century, about how jobs are changing in the robot economy, Wells Fargo's (NYSE:WFC) unnecessary banking products and shifty Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) pricing algorithms.
Topics discussed on today's show include:
- Ryan Avent discusses his take on how work might change in the future, a topic explored in his book The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power, and Status in the Twenty-first Century
- The pressure Wells Fargo put on bank tellers to sign customers up for products they weren't interested in
- Bias in Amazon's pricing algorithm