The recurring debate about the end of labor with technological unemployment
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 43 No. 1 (2023), Jan-Mar / 2023, Pages 78-95
The article analyses a recurrent question about the loss of centrality of labor
with technological innovations and immaterial labor, both from a theoretical and empirical
point of view. Theoretically, the centrality of labor is discussed both in relation to the theory
of labor value as a form of social domination in capitalism, and in relation to the limits of
technological unemployment in this mode of production. Empirically, the article presents
world and Brazilian economic data on the main causes of unemployment, comparing them
with technological unemployment.
JEL Classification: B51; J23; Z13.
Keywords: Centrality of labor immaterial labor technological unemployment