Robots Don’t Need No Man, But They Can’t Sell

The plight of workers in a changing economy being taken over by robots continues to be the buzz on the street. Everywhere we turn, we are reading, listening or spouting about the demise of the American worker. Unless we all become salespeople. A few different studies estimate that around 45 to 56 percent of jobs … Continue reading Robots Don’t Need No Man, But They Can’t Sell

Sir Arthur Lewis: Progress Always Beats Nostalgia

Donald Trump, the 45th President of these United States, has spoken emphatically about the factories that are running away from the United States and into the arms of Mexico and China. He said, “I have visited cities and towns across this country where one-third or even half of the manufacturing jobs have been wiped out … Continue reading Sir Arthur Lewis: Progress Always Beats Nostalgia

How Our Parents Helped Create the Modern Economy They Do Not Understand

As we continue examining the foundations of our modern economy, let’s take a look at how our parents’ generation helped revolutionize labor skills, before getting left behind. For those who missed it, in the first part of the series, we gave millennials some ammunition when talking to their grandparents. Putting our jealousies aside, our grandparents pushed forward important … Continue reading How Our Parents Helped Create the Modern Economy They Do Not Understand

Why Our Grandparents Don’t “Get” the Modern Economy

In a time of comprehensive labor market disruption, no one needs to be reminded that jobs and their respective incomes are always changing in the modern economy. In this series, we’re going to dive into how the occupations of yesterday have changed with each generation. By exploring this transformation, we may be able to uncover … Continue reading Why Our Grandparents Don’t “Get” the Modern Economy