For it reminds us that far from being an unavoidable consequence of technological progress, the nature of work always remains a matter of social choice.

I heard that when "for" is used as a conjunction, it means "because~", but still I don't get how an adjective comes right after that when I thought there should have been a sentence. This makes it difficult for me to understand what the former clause means and how it is structured.

I'd appreciate it if someone could help me understand this.

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"For" is indeed a conjunction here roughly meaning "because", and it is followed by a clause (which is I think what you mean by "sentence").

The clause is, "it reminds us that...the nature of work always remains a matter of social choice". The structure "far from being...progress" is unrelated to the conjunction "for", and could be removed from the sentence without affecting its grammar or overall meaning.

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