Keith Leith Posted 11 months ago Is America past its prime? DISCUSS WITH Robert Gordon and Erik Brynjolfsson in a LIVE DEBATE, Thursday at 4pm Eastern. Erik: "The first-best option is to redouble our efforts at finding ways to make as many people as possible productivity, skilled and genuine contributors to the economy. People get a real sense of satisfaction from work and from contributing, so I'm not ready to give up on that yet, even if it seems hard." Your data seemed to show we are going the other way - clearly technology is taking away people's opportunity to contribute. I believe the need to adapt our social institutions will inevitably outpace the need to reallocate labor.