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The Automation Crisis

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On July 12, 2021
Whether you think automation is a serious issue for the future of work may depend on your prior perspective about the history of this issue. Many economists, Dean Baker among them, note that previous waves of automation did not lead to massive job losses. I would argue this is short-sighted because those previous waves of […]
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Made in the USA

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On April 18, 2017
Sure, I roll my eyes at companies saying they can’t actually make their products in the United States because they can’t get their supply chains here. Well, you can always make the parts yourself. But despite this, it’s true enough that one of the biggest problems with Made in the USA rhetoric is that what […]

The Jobless Future

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On March 27, 2017

Above: The United States, circa 2040 Who is ready for our jobless future? Thirty-eight percent of jobs in the U.S. are at high risk of being replaced by robots and artificial intelligence over the nex

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