This Sunday we will have the pleasure of receiving Brian Foreman, Art Sherwood’s son-in-law, for a stimulating discussion of vocation, or calling. Both futurists and economists agree that hundreds of thousands of people will be displaced from their current jobs in the decades ahead. They disagree over whether this will create an economic crisis. Economists,… Continue reading Vocation in a world with ever-changing jobs
Economists don’t think so, but futurists do. While there have been plenty of fears in the past that automation would do away with too many jobs and not replace them, futurists argue that this time it will really happen. Why do economists not agree? Here’s a video from VOX. Published in November of last year,… Continue reading Will robots end the need for human work? Economists don’t think so.
As we think about the challenges automation and A.I. pose for the decades ahead, you may find this report from the Pew Research Center helpful. The Future of Jobs and Jobs Training (by Lee Rainie and Janna Anderson) In addition to documenting the growing problem the article presents potential solutions, including discussion of needed changes… Continue reading The Future of Jobs