Is This the End of Work? Information Technologies and Labor Market Disruption: A Cross-Atlantic Conversation
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So far, the digital revolution has produced clouds but no railroads. It is not clear where new jobs will come from—if they come at all. Corporate profits continue to rise, while productivity growth remains mysteriously sluggish. What is the real impact of technology on employment and future jobs, and can we do anything about it? What policy and practice changes will mitigate the hardships caused by this revolution? These questions and many more were on the table during two days of lively discussion among leaders from technology, academia, government, and business in Europe, Canada, and the United States.