Chapter 14 Question 3

3. Do you think increasing use of computers causes a loss of jobs? What about in the past or in the future?

In the past and today, technology, including information technology, has clearly increased the number of jobs. More importantly, it has significantly improved the quality of the jobs. Most predictions for the future would say that the pattern will continue. However, since the late 1990s, we have finally entered a phase where middle management jobs have begun to disappear. This trend could cause problems in the future, but it makes it much easier to run a company today.