Machines destroying occupations

The scariest article I have read about the economy lately comes from the AP entitled: "Recession, tech kill middle-class jobs". The article is about the accelerating pace at which smarter and smarter machines and software are replacing workers. Its the new…

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Employers responding to skill shortages

There is a lot of skepticism about a skill shortage in technical occupations –– the most publicized are in manufacturing –– because employers seem to be doing the opposite of what they should to respond to shortages. Mainly not raising…

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Quality of place attracts talent

So I was reading, not for work, a New York Times article on the architecture of Columbus, Indiana when I came across this: It was, in fact, J. Irwin Miller, scion of the Irwin-Miller family and arts patron, who transformed Columbus…

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The need for a new economy

Thought provoking essay by Walter Russell Mead for the American Interest entitled: The job crisis: Bigger than you think. Worth reading! Mead tells well the story Michigan Future has been describing for years. That just as more than a century…

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Not enough jobs

Interesting Businessweek article entitled What's wrong with the U.S. Job market?. It's what we should debating. The answer is clearly not the one we are hearing increasingly: that kids are getting too much education. That if only college aged students…

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