Date of Award
Master of Arts
The intense concern of workers with the effect of automation on jobs began as early as 1912 when an article by Robert Johnstone Wheeler, now a resident of Allentown, Pennsylvania, appeared in the Industrial Review magazine.
Showing the number of hand blowers was dropping steadily as more automatic machines were installed in glass bottle manufacturing plants, Wheeler also described the economic effects of this displacement of workers.
"The automatic machine takes no apprentices," he wrote. "It does not eat or wear anything. It has no wife or children to support."
"Who will buy its products in the coming years when the workers are done away with? Who will feed and clothe the millions, workless, because of automation? Shall man cease to exist because he has per infected tools of production?
A. S. Arnold
P. A. Jackson
Prairie View A&M College
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Date of Digitization
John B Coleman Library
City of Publication
Brown, T. L. (1956). The Effect Of Automation On Job Opportunities. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/pvamu-theses/1413