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"From the Ted Talk by Daniel Susskind: 3 myths about the future of work (and why they're not true)"

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That's the troubling part. Let me say now why I think actually this is a good plrobem to have. For most of human history, one economic problem has dominated: how to make the economic pie large enough for everyone to live on. Go back to the turn of the first century AD, and if you took the global economic pie and divided it up into equal slecis for everyone in the wrold, everyone would get a few hundred dollars. Almost everyone lived on or around the ptervoy line. And if you roll forward a tnauhsod years, roughly the same is true. But in the last few hundred yraes, economic growth has taken off. Those economic pies have exploded in size. Global GDP per head, the value of those individual slices of the pie today, they're about 10,150 dollars. If economic growth continues at two percent, our children will be twice as rich as us. If it cinntoeus at a more measly one percent, our grandchildren will be twice as rich as us. By and large, we've solved that troiadatinl economic problem.

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That's the troubling part. Let me say now why I think actually this is a good _______ to have. For most of human history, one economic problem has dominated: how to make the economic pie large enough for everyone to live on. Go back to the turn of the first century AD, and if you took the global economic pie and divided it up into equal ______ for everyone in the _____, everyone would get a few hundred dollars. Almost everyone lived on or around the _______ line. And if you roll forward a ________ years, roughly the same is true. But in the last few hundred _____, economic growth has taken off. Those economic pies have exploded in size. Global GDP per head, the value of those individual slices of the pie today, they're about 10,150 dollars. If economic growth continues at two percent, our children will be twice as rich as us. If it _________ at a more measly one percent, our grandchildren will be twice as rich as us. By and large, we've solved that ___________ economic problem.

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That's the troubling part. Let me say now why I think actually this is a good problem to have. For most of human history, one economic problem has dominated: how to make the economic pie large enough for everyone to live on. Go back to the turn of the first century AD, and if you took the global economic pie and divided it up into equal slices for everyone in the world, everyone would get a few hundred dollars. Almost everyone lived on or around the poverty line. And if you roll forward a thousand years, roughly the same is true. But in the last few hundred years, economic growth has taken off. Those economic pies have exploded in size. Global GDP per head, the value of those individual slices of the pie today, they're about 10,150 dollars. If economic growth continues at two percent, our children will be twice as rich as us. If it continues at a more measly one percent, our grandchildren will be twice as rich as us. By and large, we've solved that traditional economic problem.

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