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Reading Materials

Nasdaq | Dow Jones Business News

Match Game: Companies Push Training to Close Skills Gap

Chevron Phillips is among dozens of companies spending millions of dollars to train a local labor force.

The Washington Post | Vivek Wadhwa

The Coming Problem of Our iPhones Being More Intelligent than Us

Within seven years the smartphones in our pockets will be as computationally intelligent as we are.

The Brookings Institution | Joshua Bleiberg and Darrell M. West

Could Big Data Lead to Unfair Treatment of Consumers?

The breadth and depth of Big Data could lead to negative outcomes for consumers.

The New York Times | Eduardo Porter

Big Mac Test Shows Job Market Is Not Working to Distribute Wealth

If the job market cannot keep hardworking people out of poverty and spread prosperity more broadly, how will it be done?

The Washington Post | Matt O’Brien

This Chart Explains Everything You Need to Know about Inequality

A growing economy hasn’t really translated into growing incomes for median households the last 15 years.

The Brookings Institution | Hollie Russon Gilman

The Future of Civic Technology

One aspect of civic tech includes the use of technology by governments to deepen the democratic relationship between citizens and their state.

The New York Times | Zeynep Tufekci

The Machines Are Coming

Machines are getting smarter, and they’re coming for more and more jobs.

The Conversation | Bob Bussel

Rebirth of Progressivism May Breathe New Life in Labor Unions

Unions have been pummeled by globalization, the shift to a service economy, an unfavorable political climate, and employer resistance.

The Brookings Institution | Robert E. Litan

What’s Boosting U.S. Manufacturing? Networked Innovation

As more tools for connecting people, businesses, and ideas are developed and refined, the pace of innovation will speed up.

The Guardian | Tom Clark

One Man’s Quest to Meld Adam Smith and Marx : by Creating an Uber for Jobs

Wingham Rowan wants to harness technology to make zero-hours culture less exploitative.

The Washington Post | Harold Meyerson

What It Will Take to Revive the Middle Class

Dealing with the pressures of globalization, technology, and the rise of shareholder capitalism will require far-reaching and innovative initiatives.

National Journal | Sophie Quinton

When Vocation Education Is More Than Just Auto Shop

Well-designed skills programs and corporate partnerships are giving high school students an edge in launching their careers.

Vanity Fair | Vanity Fair

How Do Americans Define the American Dream in 2015?

We lean toward the view that the American Dream is more robust right now than at any time in the past.

The Brookings Institution | Mohit Kaushal and Scott Nolan

Understanding Artificial Intelligence

With humble beginnings in rote task automation, AI will very soon exhibit intuitive, seemingly emotional capabilities.

The Conversation | Matthew C Weinzierl

Why Americans Have Chosen to Pay Income Tax

In the 1910s, Americans decided to make personal and corporate income taxes a permanent feature of the US economy.

The Washington Post | Robert J. Samuelson

Middle-aged Capitalism

Society’s capacity to innovate is crucial to generating the wealth needed to raise incomes and dampen social conflicts.

The New York Times | Patricia Cohen

Middle Class, but Feeling Economically Insecure

It’s not only what you have, but how you feel.

Business Insider | Jacquelyn Smith

7 Ways the Internet of Things Could Dramatically Change the Workplace as We Know It

By 2019, the number of devices connected to the Internet of Things will grow from 2.5 billion in 2014 to almost 24 billion.

The New York Times | Tina Rosenberg

Turning to Big, Big Data to See What Ails the World

The Global Burden of Disease study is a single scientific project on a scale with the moon landing or mapping the human genome.

NPR | Carrie Feibel

Doctors Make House Calls On Tablets Carried By Houston Firefighters

Houston firefighters now use computer tablets loaded with a video chat application to consult with doctors.

The Brookings Institution | Joshua Bleiberg and Hillary Schaub

10 New Innovations That Could Change the World

Previous years lists included ultraprivate smartphones, brain mapping, neuromorphic chips, mobile collaboration, and micro 3-D printing.

The Guardian | Danny Bradbury

How Can Privacy Survive in the Era of the Internet of Things?

What does this universe of connected devices mean for our privacy?

The Conversation | Steven C. Ward

Crisis in American Education as Teacher Morale Hits an All-time Low

Policies and technologies promising to dramatically revolutionize teaching and education have led to a decline in teacher morale.

Business Insider | Tomas Hirst

Why Economic Growth Is Slowing down Everywhere

Potential growth in advanced economies has slowed from an average of over 2% per year to around 1.6%.

The Washington Post | Catherine Rampell

Signs of Hope for American Workers

In March, average hourly earnings for private employees rose 7 cents, or about 0.3 percent, to $24.86.

The Conversation | Mitchell Stevens

The End of College? Or a New Beginning?

Digital intelligence is now embedded in higher education.

The Brookings Institution | Tech Tank

Should I Worry about Amy the AI Robot Taking My Job?

Amy demonstrates a new chapter in the interaction between humans and AIs.

The New York Times | Neil Irwin

The New Job Numbers Show Just How Muddy the Economic Outlook Is

The American job market seemed to be roaring, but most every other measure of the economy was softer.

McKinsey & Company | Michael Spence

Confronting Big Economic Challenges

Nobel Prize-winning economist Michael Spence discusses how increased structural flexibility could encourage stronger global economic growth.

Bloomberg Business | Joe Weisenthal

One Big Missing Piece in the U.S. Labor Market Recovery

Plans to increase compensation are at the highest levels since 2008.

The New York Times | Thomas B. Edsall

Has American Business Lost Its Mojo?

The success of high-tech companies like Apple and Google masks an overall downward trend in key measures of business vitality.

Bloomberg Business | Anna-Louise Jackson

Sluggish Small-Business Hiring May Portend U.S. Job Weakness

Small companies accounted for about 23 percent of all nonfarm private jobs created last year.

The New York Times | Neil Irwin

Why More Education Won’t Fix Economic Inequality

Inequality is being driven by the sharp upward movement of the very top of the income distribution.