The Workforce Revolution That’s Long Overdue

CITY JOURNAL ….        In these contentious times, perhaps it’s heartening that Ivanka Trump and Silicon Valley’s potentates have at least one thing in common: concern for the future of America’s workforce. As the White House point person on a new jobs initiative, Trump wrote in a recent op-ed that it’s high time “to deliver better…

Health Care (Desperately) Needs More Robots

INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY …. >>   Economists are notoriously lousy at predicting technology or understanding the laws of nature.  But the closest economists get to having a law of physics is in the truism that increasing productivity is the primary force driving economic growth.

Robots to the Rescue—of Manufacturing

CITY JOURNAL .… >> It’s mostly accepted wisdom in policy circles: automation means that manufacturing employment is destined to follow the historical example of farm work, becoming a negligible share of the U.S. workforce. Even those who embrace the Trump administration’s efforts to “onshore” factories say that we should be “honest about the facts,” especially to…