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Businesses adapt to labor shortages, what automation means for the workforce

Various laborers doing skilled work.
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The attached interview above is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment.

The pandemic has caused labor shortages in every facet of the economy. It's also forced many businesses to resort to automation of sorts.

What are the implications of labor saving automation? Joe Santos, Ph.D., is professor of economics and Dykhouse Scholar of money, banking, and regulation at South Dakota State University.