The End of Work as We Know It

January 18, 2017

Three charts that explain what’s happening with jobs and automation. Will we soon have to figure out what to do with all our leisure time, as the likes of utopians (and John Maynard Keynes) have long predicted? Some labor economists …

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In Emerging Economies, Is There a Role for the Informal Sector?

January 16, 2017

Increasing the formal sector can boost growth, but some experts say countries should also focus on improving conditions in the informal sector, given its staying power. Street vendors are a vital part of city life in economies around the world. …

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Making Job Training Programs Work Better for Laid-Off Workers

March 16, 2016

As speculation grows about massive job loss due to trends in trade and technology, today’s training programs offer real lessons for a better future. Speculation on large-scale job loss due to economic shifts from trade to technology looms over a …

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7 Must-Reads On Jobs and Opportunity in America Today

February 5, 2016

Numbers on and analysis of the trends transforming employment in the US The resonance that themes of economic dislocation has found in the long run up to the US presidential election shouldn’t be surprising: Last year, a New York Times/CBS …

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The New Geography of American Jobs

April 26, 2016

Digging into the latest US jobs report reveals the need to close the gap between economic opportunity and affordable housing for low-income earners.  While the March US jobs report showed the number of employed at the highest level ever, the …

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Avoiding a Jobless Future

February 19, 2016

To tackle employment in a future of growing automation, don’t think science fiction—start with Scandinavian business strategy, say two authors of The Future of Jobs report. With its prediction of a net loss of 5 million jobs by 2020, The Future …

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Worker-Owned Businesses: A New Avenue for Inclusive Growth in the US

February 3, 2016

With massive job loss predicted to be on the way due to technology advances, and barriers to entrepreneurship among women and minorities, what’s a solution for new progress towards inclusive growth? Worker-owned businesses, say experts on two panels held last …

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Help Entrepreneurs Save the World

August 10, 2015

Go to and sign By Elizabeth Gore, Entrepreneur in Residence, Dell Inc When you think of the word “entrepreneur” who pops into your mind?  Richard Branson?  Michael Dell? I’m guessing it’s not Sarah Collins from South Africa.  Sarah is building …

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