Staff members arrange cotton socks on a fully automatic hosiery machine at a knitting company in northwest China in 2017. Photo: Xinhua
Christopher Smart
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Christopher Smart

‘It’s technology, stupid’ – those who say trade is driving inequality and populist politics are looking in the wrong place

  • The news tends to follow trade wars and reports of downgraded growth, but we should look at technological disruption
  • Economists and the IMF are starting to draw attention to its impact on labour markets and the challenges of responding

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Staff members arrange cotton socks on a fully automatic hosiery machine at a knitting company in northwest China in 2017. Photo: Xinhua
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