When you look across America to see where jobs and wages have been lost to robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and automation, it is the middle of the country that stands apart from the rest.
The accompanying map, which was produced by Daron Acemoglu of M.I.T. and Pascual Restrepo of Boston University, shows the size and scope of the region that has borne the brunt of postindustrial modernization.
It is not a coincidence that this map sheds light on President Trump’s Electoral College victory in 2016. CONT.
Thomas B. Edsall, New York Times