Skills and Future of Work

Korea needs to embrace all kinds of automation and leave the decisions of whether it is worker-enhancing or worker-replacing up to companies—and the Korean government should expand, not cut tax incentives for investing in automation.
Skills and Future of Work
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June 29, 2021
ITIF, Brookings, and AMCC hosted a special, live discussion with senior White House and Congressional offices as well as leading think tanks for a comprehensive overview of these legislative proposals and their potential to stimulate American manufacturing leadership.
June 17, 2021
Korea needs to embrace all kinds of automation and leave the decisions of whether it is worker-enhancing or worker-replacing up to companies—and the Korean government should expand, not cut tax incentives for investing in automation.
May 7, 2021
The reality is that most of the labor markets with high levels of employer concentration are rural and small-town areas with few employers overall.
May 3, 2021
If the United States wants to be globally competitive in automation-related technologies, especially vis-à-vis China, then policies to ensure higher wages for low-skilled workers are key, including expansionary fiscal and monetary policy for full employment, stronger limits on low-skill immigration, and a higher minimum wage.
April 19, 2021
Although online freelance work will certainly keep growing in the years ahead, policymakers and businesses should see it as temporary work for small projects, rather than a new source of sustainable, long-term job creation.
April 19, 2021
There is a deep disconnect between the U.S. education system and the workplace. How can policymakers bridge the gap and create clear pathways to good jobs?
March 31, 2021
President Biden’s American Jobs Plan proposes many laudable and much-needed investments and programmatic improvements to America’s innovation system. But they will only succeed if they are part of a holistic approach that’s complemented by other equally necessary policies, such as investments in workforce training and STEM education, and maintaining robust IP protections.
March 22, 2021
Migrants to the U.S. are more likely to choose academic careers, and among those who choose academic careers, migrants to the U.S. are more productive than stayers.
January 19, 2021
Automation’s effect on labor demand has long been seen by the public as negative. Japanese researchers challenged this perception when they examined robots’ impact on employment across a range of Japanese industries from 1978 to 2017.
January 4, 2021
If Washington wants to show voters that government is doing something more than simply saying no or being ideologically dug in, then lawmakers and the administration should work to advance a set of actionable technology policy measures that would grow the U.S. economy.

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