Professor Reich talks at Google about the impact of automation & artificial intelligence on our economy. He also provides a recommendation on how we can ensure future technologies benefit the entire economy, not just those at the top.
Talks & Events
We all depend on the finance sector. We need it to store our money, manage our payments, finance housing stock, restore infrastructure, fund retirement and support new business. But these roles comprise only a tiny sliver of the sector’s activity: the vast majority of lending is within the finance sector. So what is it all […]
What happened in Greece during the crisis? And what happens when you take on the establishment? In this extensive interview with EFN, former finance minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis, talks about his new book Adults In The Room – My battle with Europe’s deep establishment.
Professor Richard Wolff discusses the economic dimensions of our lives, our jobs, our incomes, our debts, those of our children, and those looming down the road in his unique mixture of deep insight and dry humor. He presents current events and draws connections to the past to highlight the machinations of our global economy. He […]
Donald Trump’s takeover of the White House is a dangerous escalation in a world of cascading crises, Klein asserts. She argues that Trump’s vision—a radical deregulation of the U.S. economy in the interest of corporations, an all-out war on “radical Islamic terrorism,” and sweeping aside climate science to unleash a domestic fossil fuel frenzy—will generate […]
In the fifth episode of Social Europe Talk from the European Parliament in Brussels the panelists discuss inequality in Europe and what can be done about it. Social Europe editor-in-chief Henning Meyer is joined by Lorenza Antonucci from Teeside University, inequality consultant Michael Dauderstädt as well as the MEPs Javi Lopez and Udo Bullmann.
In more equal countries, human beings are generally happier and healthier, there is less crime, more creativity and higher educational attainment. In this talk to launch his latest book, Danny Dorling shows that the evidence is now so overwhelming that it should be changing politics and society all over the world. More and more evidence […]
With the capabilities of artificial intelligence quickly expanding and middle class jobs under threat of being automated, will the government need to step in to pick up the slack of a job market hollowed out by machines? Chaired by Susan Lund, experts explore the potential for mass job loss created by technological advances and, in […]
William Lazonick, professor at University of Massachusetts Lowell, explains how rationalization, marketization, and globalization characterize the U.S. economy during the past 50 years, and how the behavior of companies and fate of American workers have changed during this process.
The EU is at sixes and sevens on how to handle the Polish government’s assault on democratic institutions. Here, in the annual Zaleski lecture, held at Harvard’s Miranda de Gunzberg Center for European Studies in memory of August Zaleski, a prominent Polish patriot and head of the government-in-exile after WW2, Andrzej Rzeplinski, head of Poland’s […]
Where in the world would you expect economic growth to accelerate most this year? In my view, the region set to enjoy the most positive economic and financial surprises this year will be the European Union, and specifically the much-maligned eurozone. Growth in Europe has languished since the 2008 crash for a number of reasons, […]
Despite a century of remarkable labor-saving automation, the fraction of U.S. adults who work at a job has risen almost continuously for the past 125 years. This poses a paradox: our machines increasingly do our work for us: why doesn’t that make our labor redundant and our skills obsolete? This talk by David Autor addresses […]