06/14/2013 08:22 am ET Updated Aug 14, 2013

Paul Krugman: Education Won't Solve Our Inequality Problem

In 1786, the cloth workers of Leeds, a wool-industry center in northern England, issued a protest against the growing use of "scribbling" machines, which were taking over a task formerly performed by skilled labor. "How are those men, thus thrown out of employ to provide for their families?" asked the petitioners. "And what are they to put their children apprentice to?"

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