New Delhi - There’s no denying the fact that the world today is going through a period of change and uncertainty. This in turn has been brought on by fundamental changes in technology and factors of production, as well as global challenges such as climate change. In fact, the rise in populist forces being witnessed around the world has a direct link to increasing automation replacing human jobs – a trend that is bound to grow stronger as time progresses. This has brought out nativist passions in several countries, leading to targeting of immigrants and minorities.

Rudroneel Ghosh is a Jr Assistant editor with The Times of India, India's largest English daily.