Join us at AEI for a conversation with 43rd Governor of Florida Jeb Bush and a panel of experts on education savings accounts, educational opportunity, and the future of new and innovative forms of learning in and outside American schools.
We’ve heard a lot in the Trump era about production and jobs that are being outsourced overseas by US companies, along with frequent claims that our jobs are being ‘stolen’ by countries like Mexico and China. But we never hear about the 7.4 million jobs that were ‘insourced’ to the US in 2015 by the 6,000 foreign firms that have operations here.
The crackdown on pain medication prescribing is intended to help the addiction crisis—but it’s leaving chronic pain patients in untenable situations.
Some kinds of technological change, economist William Nordhaus has written, are so sweeping and substantial and different that statistics really can’t handle them. If you think the information technology revolution is a tectonic change, then merely looking at quarterly GDP numbers won’t give a true perspective of what’s really happening in the deep economy.
Universities sponsor separate orientations, dormitories and commencements for identity groups (are separate drinking fountains next?). A corporate CEO fires an employee who challenged the dogma that only invidious discrimination can explain gender percentages in job categories different from those of the larger population.
Advancing automation may well present historic challenges and opportunities to workers, business, and policymakers. But provided enough new tech enables workers, rather than replaces them, the result will be higher living standards.
“If innovation is the primary driver of growth, and the most productive workers are the primary drivers of innovation, doubling the number of workers who currently represent the top 5% of America’s talent could double the U.S. growth rate.”
Some conservatives’ recent advocacy for regulating Google is an odd proposal for a party that supposedly embraces innovation, free enterprise, and creative destruction.
Isn’t dramatic congressional action the primary way for the American people to drive widespread, meaningful educational change? Not always.
Once the ugly step-sibling of utility patents, design patents have risen in public prominence in recent months.
China’s harsh language over a border standoff shows it has no intention of treating India as an equal.