Confusion About Job Creation Is Obscuring Productivity Crisis

Confusion about job creation—from the misconception that technology and automation kill jobs in the near term to the mythic, long-term specter of an economy-wide jobs shortage—is leading to the serious policy mistake of ignoring stagnant U.S. productivity, writes Rob Atkinson in the Christian Science Monitor. Let’s stop the overwrought handwringing about jobs and focus instead on accelerating technological innovation and productivity growth.