Labor Markets and Skills

As Rob Atkinson and Michael Lind write for Bloomberg, progressives should abandon their battle against big companies like Amazon and push Congress to pass a higher national minimum wage that applies to all employers.
Labor Markets and Skills
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December 12, 2018
While the technology industry was once seen as being committed to building a better and smarter world, shifting public perceptions towards the tech industry have caused it to go on the defensive when it comes to issues ranging from data privacy to income equity, workplace diversity, and antitrust enforcement. Has the technology industry become worthy of the same scrutiny as the oil, banking, or airline industry? Join ITIF for an in-depth discussion of these critical issues, including an assessment of the validity of commonly voiced concerns and what the industry needs to do to avoid becoming the next Big Oil.
December 11, 2018
What should we make of large corporations today? Of all that can be said about large corporations—statistics, anecdotes, trend lines, and historical comparisons—which are the facts that matter most, and how should policymakers respond? Join ITIF for a spirited debate moderated by CNN's Lydia DePillis between ITIF President Robert Atkinson and Columbia University Law Professor Tim Wu on the role and influence of big business in today’s economy and society.
November 15, 2018
Economists and policymakers have led an effort to explain technological innovation as good for workers throughout the economy, but why have so many become so eager to throw robots under the bus by blaming automation for labor market woes? Join ITIF for an expert discussion of Oren Cass's new book on the future of work, related technological and economic trends, and their implications for policymakers.
October 10, 2018
As Rob Atkinson and Michael Lind write for Bloomberg, progressives should abandon their battle against big companies like Amazon and push Congress to pass a higher national minimum wage that applies to all employers.
September 12, 2018
Rob Atkinson spoke on a panel at the "Revitalizing American Industries: Putting Technology and Workforce Development to Work" event hosted by Real Clear Politics.
June 25, 2018
Middle-skill workers make up a fifth of the American workforce, but up to 25 and 30 percent in software and IT manufacturing, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
June 15, 2018
In order to fully capture the benefits of the emerging production revolution, EU policy makers and the European public must embrace, rather than slow down, the emergence or artificial intelligence and the transformation of most EU industries.
April 25, 2018
A series of essays from more than 50 policy experts around the world sheds light on the power of technology and the future of work across Europe and beyond.
April 23, 2018
American childen born to parents in the top 1 percent of the income distribution are 10 times more likely to grow up to be an inventor than those born to parents with incomes below the median, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
April 1, 2018
One of the biggest challenges that organizations face as they try to keep up with the growing number of cyberattacks is finding workers with the right skills, ITIF’s Daniel Castro writes for Government Technology Magazine.

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