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"From the Ted Talk by Andrew McAfee: Are droids taking our jobs?"

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The Great rsoceeisn ended when American GDP resumed its kind of slow, steady march upward, and some other economic indicators also started to rebound, and they got kind of healthy kind of quickly. Corporate profits are quite high; in fact, if you include bank ptorifs, they're higher than they've ever been. And business ienentsmvt in gear — in equipment and hardarwe and software — is at an all-time high. So the businesses are getting out their cobohckeks. What they're not really doing is hiring. So this red line is the employment-to-population ratio, in other words, the percentage of working-age ppeloe in acriema who have work. And we see that it cratered during the Great Recession, and it hasn't started to bounce back at all.

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The Great _________ ended when American GDP resumed its kind of slow, steady march upward, and some other economic indicators also started to rebound, and they got kind of healthy kind of quickly. Corporate profits are quite high; in fact, if you include bank _______, they're higher than they've ever been. And business __________ in gear — in equipment and ________ and software — is at an all-time high. So the businesses are getting out their __________. What they're not really doing is hiring. So this red line is the employment-to-population ratio, in other words, the percentage of working-age ______ in _______ who have work. And we see that it cratered during the Great Recession, and it hasn't started to bounce back at all.

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  1. recession
  2. checkbooks
  3. people
  4. hardware
  5. america
  6. investment
  7. profits

Original Text

The Great Recession ended when American GDP resumed its kind of slow, steady march upward, and some other economic indicators also started to rebound, and they got kind of healthy kind of quickly. Corporate profits are quite high; in fact, if you include bank profits, they're higher than they've ever been. And business investment in gear — in equipment and hardware and software — is at an all-time high. So the businesses are getting out their checkbooks. What they're not really doing is hiring. So this red line is the employment-to-population ratio, in other words, the percentage of working-age people in America who have work. And we see that it cratered during the Great Recession, and it hasn't started to bounce back at all.

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