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A Darker Theme in Obama's Farewell: Automation Can Divide Us

Barack Obama, farewell address

President Obama, at his farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday, said automation, more than globalization, was causing economic pain.

Credit: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Underneath the nostalgia and hope in President Obama's farewell address Tuesday night was a darker theme: the struggle to help the people on the losing end of technological change.

From The New York Times
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