Skills and Future of Work

In his shift to a “worker-centric trade agenda,” President Biden should reject the counsel of anticorporate, antitrade progressives who deny that U.S. companies’ interests align with U.S. workers’ interests. A new competitiveness-focused approach to trade policy can support both.
Skills and Future of Work
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April 18, 2022
U.S. labor law doesn’t yet know what to do with people who make all or part of their living on gig-enabling Internet platforms like Uber or TaskRabbit.
March 28, 2022
Managers found that company productivity improved under a companywide teleworking policy, with the strongest ratings on productivity improvement made from managers of firms in “hybrid” models, where workers share time between the home and office.
March 7, 2022
In time-series data from 2003 to the most recently released year of 2019, NSF reports that the annual number of female STEM graduates rose from 183 percent, from 1.2 million in 2003 to 2.2 million in 2019.
February 25, 2022
Appealing to warm feelings toward “mom and pop” stores may be good politics, but it is bad economics. Requiring USPS to charge the same price for shippers, regardless of volume, would be unfair and bad for the economy.
February 22, 2022
In his shift to a “worker-centric trade agenda,” President Biden should reject the counsel of anticorporate, antitrade progressives who deny that U.S. companies’ interests align with U.S. workers’ interests. A new competitiveness-focused approach to trade policy can support both.
February 14, 2022
The long-run benefits of industrial intelligence in China shows that AI can be an engine for regional economic parity as well as for growth.
February 9, 2022
There is much to like about Rep. Khanna’s agenda, especially as it relates to stronger federal support for helping disadvantaged workers and regions, spurring greater levels of technological innovation, and raising taxes on the wealthy. It would be nice if voters could have that without a heaping helping of anticorporate regulation, which would hurt innovation, economic growth, and U.S. competitiveness.
January 21, 2022
Manufacturing will bear the brunt of it, along with overall U.S. competitiveness.
January 11, 2022
ITIF hosted a discussion of what a robust national strategic-industry policy should—and should not—entail.
December 13, 2021
Rob and Jackie sat down with Dr. Juan Gilbert, chair of the University of Florida’s Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department, to discuss how the United States has fallen behind in recruiting students in science, technology, engineering, and math and what policymakers, universities, and industries can do diversify their candidate pools.

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