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The New Yorker has a piece that links Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods, acquisition of the Kiva robotics firm, and opening of its checkout-free Amazon Go store, and concludes that “Jeff Bezos’s vision for the future of the retail industry is fully on display—and it’s a vision that involves very few actual human workers. What Bezos has created has implications for economists, employers, and policymakers, and will surely fuel the debate about automation and the future of work.”

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