The machines are coming: cause and effect

Leora Kornfeld, our board member, spotted a report from McKinsey called Retraining and Reskilling Workers in the Age of Automation.

This is a little tone deaf when it comes to the artisanal economy. (By “tone deaf” I mean “ignores it completely.”) But it is not without some useful data.

Here are a couple of outtakes:


Authors Pablo Illanes, Susan Lund, Mona Mourshed, Scott Rutherford, and Magnus Tyreman conclude:


Photo: This is a photo of a friend of The Artisanal Economies Project, Andrew Barnett, founder of Barney’s Beer in Edinburgh.

Grant McCracken

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