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Automation and job losses: Which way now?

Many observers of the American workplace are concerned about the malign impact that automation is having and will continue to have on the demand for labor. 

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Can Trump restore trust in government?

The usual explanations offered for the Trump earthquake of 2016 include bigotry, Russian hacking, fake news, FBI Director James Comey and xenophobia. But a pivotal factor behind Trump’s victory is that Americans have become ever more distrustful of government insiders.

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Immigrants enhance U.S. competitiveness

If we want to compete, it does not make sense to push away tens of thousands of some of the world’s most highly educated people.

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No time to rest on workforce development

This “skills gap” affects a wide range of industries in New York and adds to the growing ranks of workers who feel stuck and underemployed.

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Can job creation today keep pace with job destruction?

Arthur Gardner was an electrician. Born in 1883, one year after Thomas Edison turned on the lights for 59 customers in Lower Manhattan, my grandfather was part of a new and rapidly growing occupation. He spent his workdays running wire ...

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