Labor Markets and Skills

At some point with the development of a vaccine or an effective treatment, the economy will come back to normal. And when it does, so too will opposition to automation, at a time when we will need productivity more than ever to shrink the now massive debt-to-GDP ratio.
Labor Markets and Skills
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August 1, 2016
Creating alternatives to traditional degrees would let students pursue their best options for learning and apply competitive pressure on colleges and universities to improve quality and reduce the costs of education.
June 21, 2016
Please join ITIF to discuss a new report arguing that the common law-based distinction between employees and independent contractor no longer serves workers or companies well and should be updated.
June 20, 2016
The prevailing narrative is that U.S. workers have never been less secure, facing a high threat of job loss. In fact, job security is at an all-time high. The mismatch between perception and reality risks stirring opposition to globalization and technological innovation.
May 31, 2016
Despite surging demand, computer science education is only just beginning to gain traction in U.S. school systems. Policymakers should expand access to rigorous, high-quality courses in both high school and college.
May 26, 2016
Labor law fails to help a growing number of workers, including those in the growing gig sector, said Joe Kennedy in Morning Consult. Congress should either fix it, amend it, or suspend it.
May 24, 2016
The distinction between employees and independent contractors is discouraging companies from offering gig economy workers important support.
May 17, 2016
Please join ITIF and the bipartisan Senate Competitiveness Caucus to discuss how public policies can support America’s universities as they work to train America’s future manufacturing workforce of tomorrow.
May 2, 2016
Joe Kennedy examines some of the recent debate around Internet platforms for Law360, including about competition, data use and collection, and labor law.
April 8, 2016
In Innovation Files, Joe Kennedy looks at two papers coauthored by Alan Krueger that show a rise in alternative work and explain why Uber outperforms taxis.
March 31, 2016
The lottery system in place for distributing the very limited number of H-1B visas is inefficient and makes accessing labor difficult for American business, says Adams Nager in Innovation Files.