An Inspiring Values-led children's book about the global economy and the future of work
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A is for Automation: A book to prepare your children for the future of work*
By Dan Kopf & Bárbara Abbês, Via QUARTZ 12 May 2020
This GCGI posting is dedicated to the youth of the world, our children and grand- children, who are the unfolding story of the decades ahead. May they rise to the challenge of leading our troubled world, with hope and wisdom in the interest of the common good to a better future.
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In today’s so-called modern era, when we know the price of everything, and value nothing, who really creates wealth, meaning and purpose in our world? And how do we decide the value of what they do, or indeed, the value of what we do?
Lest we forget, it is the value-creation, and not profit maximisation and cost minimisation, which is the productive process that drives a healthy economy and society.
To my mind, my generation, today’s senior citizens, have by and large, failed to build a prosperous, fair and just world that serves the greater good. So, it is now left to our children and grandchildren to rise and transform the world and their lives for the better.
However, and most importantly, this cannot happen without a values-led education. Hence, here lies the value of this beautifully written and worded book.
Here’s how it works, kid
When you’re young, you just play,
But things will start changing,
You’ll start working one day
Sure, the future is murky,
The job market’s unclear,
But if you can stay nimble,
You have nothing to fear
Let’s review the future of work,
From letters A to Z,
It won’t be so frightening,
Just you see
A is for Automation,
That great destroyer of jobs,
In the olden days,
It brought out the mobs
It can also be great,
Something people can dig,
The agricultural revolution for example,
Farming was a really hard gig
The effect is complicated,
It creates and it ends,
Is it going to hurt you?
Hard to know, it depends
B is for Benefits,
‘Cause pay is more than just a wage,
Healthcare, parental leave, pensions,
These perks are the rage
If you want a lot of time off,
You should get into education,
Though not the best salary,
You will get tons of vacation
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