We are creating a permanent class of unemployed Americans.
People talk about the future of work and how they feel about it
We need an economy that finally cements the most fundamental freedom: to decide how we live our lives. One simple policy can deliver that.
More than 1 million jobs will be lost to AI by 2030, according to one estimate. But new jobs are also being created. Are banks and their employees ready?
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It's repetitive for some to hear, but important for everybody to know: You can't explain Millennial economic behavior without explaining that real wages for young Americans have collapsed.
For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing?
At the urging of edu-consigliere Richard Rasmus (former CEO, K12, Inc., Calvert Education), I sat down this Spring with Ted Dintersmith, partner emeritus at Charles River Ventures (CRV) and author - with Tony Wagner (The Global Achievement Gap) - of Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the New Innovation Era. Ted is also the executive producer of a documentary by the same name. Our setting was SXSWedu, where my edu-doc, Crotty's Kids, debuted last year.
[Cross-posted from Center for a Stateless Society] At Slate, Will Oremus raises the question "What if technological innovation is a job-killer after all?" ("The New Luddites," August 6). Rather than being "the cure for economic doldrums," he writes, automation "may destroy more jobs than it creates": Tomorrow's software will diagnose your diseases, write your news... Continue reading ...
When reports surface that a drugs syndicate might control an airport's baggage handlers, it's time to look at the pressure points for what is a precarious job - and a serious security threat.
Low-wage jobs are no longer the only ones at risk.
What does $200 trillion of debt really mean for the global economy? A few years ago, in the depths of the recession caused by the financial crisis, I began an investigation into the consequences of several economic trends that I Continue reading ...
There is no public spectacle to observe. But behind closed doors an everyday wretchedness blights lives
In the run-up to the 2016 election, no leading candidates are talking about one of the most important issues facing the country: the risk of large-scale technological unemployment.
With monthly unemployment figures due out this week, the usual attention will be paid to fluctuations up and down. In last year's Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook Treasurer Joe Hockey predicted that
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