Productivity

While economic policy should do more to reduce income inequality and Congress should seriously consider world-class worker training and adjustment assistance programs, our nation is doomed to second-class status if we cannot support all forms of productivity, including worker-replacing automation.
Productivity
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October 4, 2013
A thorough analysis of capital investment over the past three decades uncovers several troubling trends.
September 26, 2013
The “robots are taking our jobs” narrative is not backed by the facts or common sense.
September 24, 2013
Many pundits, activists and policymakers are arguing that productivity causes job loss. They are wrong.
September 10, 2013
A debate between Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business in the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Rob Atkinson, President of ITIF.
September 9, 2013
Neo-Luddites are once again blaming technology for job loss but the evidence shows they are wrong.
August 19, 2013
ITIF explains the difference between competitiveness, innovation and productivity in this policy memo.
June 11, 2013
Technological change is crucial for our economy but hard to measure in a meaningful way.
May 13, 2013
This fact sheet lists 53 documented economic benefits of IT, from jobs and output to competitiveness and innovation.
February 20, 2013
A higher minimum wage would spur economic growth, while also increasing economic fairness.
January 17, 2013
Both history and scholarly analysis have consistently refuted the notion that increased productivity (through automation, self-service or robots) leads to higher unemployment.

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