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'Power and Prosperity': How technology should lead to shared economic growth

Workers make pods for e-cigarettes on the production line at Kanger Tech, one of China's leading manufacturers of vaping products, on September 24, 2019 in Shenzhen, China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Workers make pods for e-cigarettes on the production line at Kanger Tech, one of China's leading manufacturers of vaping products, on September 24, 2019 in Shenzhen, China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

In the new book “Power and Prosperity: Our 1,000 Year Struggle Over Technology & Prosperity,Daron Acemoglu and Simon Johnson look at how technology has too often benefited the elite few and not the masses.

Host Scott Tong talks to Acemoglu about how new technologies, automation, and AI can become the foundation for widespread prosperity.

The cover of “Power and Prosperity: Our 1,000 Year Struggle Over Technology & Prosperity.” (Courtesy)

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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