Technological innovation—in particular, automation and artificial intelligence—is rapidly changing the nature of work in the [login to view URL] economists are still debating how it will affect workers, some expect to see massive job losses in the coming years. From the factory line to the coal mine, high-paying, low-education jobs are already disappearing. And it is possible that many white collar jobs may be next. No one wants to, or can, stop the shift to automation or the invention of other technologies that increase productivity [login to view URL], though, can public policy best help those who lose employment in the modern economy?
Please prepare a 3-minutePowerPoint proposal that ameliorates the circumstances of displaced workers. Also prepare a proposal which can be specific to an industry or geography of particular interest to you. Possibilities could include policies that focus on a region such as Appalachia, or on workers losing out in a certain industry, like coal mining or the taxi industry, or on a particular demographic—for instance, a gender or age [login to view URL] could be focused on helping train workers in ways that address the shortcomings of existing retraining programs, inducing businesses to move to areas with high levels of economic disruption, creating a stronger “safety net” to counter the loss of income due to economic changes, or much [login to view URL] you propose, make sure it is an evidence-based, cost-effective government [login to view URL] describing the policy or program itself, your proposal must use the Eightfold Path for Policy Analysis to come to a final recommendation. See [login to view URL] for additional resources.