Planet Money Pop Quizzes

Episode 536: The Future Of Work Looks Like A UPS Truck

How has Bill Earle’s job as a UPS driver changed over time?

How has Jack Levis job changed over time?

Mention some of the economic consequences of drivers’ behavior for UPS?

What kind of information do sensors gather in UPS trucks?

Give some specific examples of how UPS uses technology to save time.

What is the travelling salesman problem?

How has Bill Earle’s productivity evolved over time?

How does Bill feel about these changes?



How do you feel about these changes? Do you think Earle has reasons to worry about his job?



Read the following article.

Does it make you excited? Nervous?