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Technology and Jobs at the 1939 World's Fair

During the Great Depression, many argued that displacement by advancing technology was the root cause of unemployment. This video shows an excerpt of a film designed to convince people that technology was job-creating. It comes from a longer film whose plot involves a family that goes to the 1939 World's Fair in New York. The daughter is engaged to a down-to-Earth engineer but is temporarily smitten by a left-wing, modern artist. The two debate the technology-jobs issue in this scene.
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