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Own your robot

Duncan Weldon predicts that robots will be installed in factories to make goods and in service centres like care homes to look after the elderly (“Learn to love a robot,” April). Displaced workers will have no wages and no purchasing power, so there will be no demand for these goods and services, which will therefore attract no buyers.

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In Prospect’s May issue: Neal Ascherson, Simon Jenkins, John Curtice and Frances Cairncross examine the growing divide between England and Scotland. Ascherson argues that England has become Scotland’s “neurotic neighbour,” while Jenkins says we should learn from history and prepare for Scotland to leave the Union. Cairncross and Curtice debate whether Scotland could afford to break with England and whether a fresh referendum on independence is actually winnable. Also in this issue: Jason Burke questions whether the world will be a safer place after the downfall of Islamic State, Paul Hilder examines how politics got tangled in the web and Michael White reviews a new book charting the history of the Daily Mail
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