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The New EconomyDecember 5, 2016

Hey Shamubeel #4: Will tech kill us all?


We wanted to better understand the changing New Zealand economy, and who better to explain it than superstar economist Shamubeel Eaqub. This is the fourth of six short videos featuring Shamubeel giving it to us straight while sitting comfortably in a classic Kiwi chair. This time he responds to the ever-present fear that technology will take our jobs, all the while seated comfortably in rugged old armchair rescued from the dump.

This video is part of The New Economy, a pop-up section which takes a critical look at the issues and challenges facing the New Zealand economy.

Directed by José Barbosa
Titles by Frances Hanzard and Louis Olsen.

More on The New Economy:

Editor Duncan Greive on why The Spinoff teamed up with Kiwibank to ask some tough questions

The New Economy: Kiwibank’s Paul Brock on the power of local

Hey Shamubeel #1: New Zealand versus The World

Hey Shamubeel #2: How did we get here?

Hey Shamubeel #3: What happened to work?

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