Ynsats writes: Slate has an article that is 4 parts, finishing September 8th. It's titled "The Great Divergence: Did the Tech Boom Create Inequality?". It takes a look at how computers and automation have affected the economy and created an income divergence in the middle class. It addresses the size of the divergence and how it has created an environment of inequality in the workforce and is eroding the middle class. The premise is that these inequalities were caused by the tech boom and the rapid automation of moderately skilled jobs by the computerization of those tasks. It addresses the disparity by comparing it to previous economic trends and discussing the differences. It's an interesting read and while some points are obvious to anyone who has been paying attention there are some perspectives and points that are not so obvious. It's a good article and worth a read.