Episode S3 | E2

American Workforce 2040

Air Date: May 06, 2018

About this episode

Since the Industrial Revolution the work of humanity has changed and changed again and it is clear that the 21st century will bring, is bringing already, another great wave of change, perhaps the greatest and fastest ever. What does our workforce look like today, what will it look like toward the middle of this century? What will work mean? Our panel explores issues including the proper target for workforce participation, potential ways to address decreases in workforce participation by non-college educated men, the potential costs and benefits on the workforce of the next wave of automation and artificial intelligence advancements and, more generally, the future of work in our country.

About the guests

Anurag Harsh

Author and Senior Vice President, Ziff Davis

Former VP at Ziff Davis, and LinkedIn’s #1 Thought Leader in Technology, Anurag is currently the Global Chief Marketing Officer of IPsoft, the world leader in Artificial Intelligence, whose AI, Amelia, powers nearly 1 in 5 of the Global 1000, symbolizing the birth of a new corporate workforce comprising of Digital Colleagues + Humans.

Alana Semuels

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Alana Semuels is a staff writer at The Atlantic and previously a national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. Her work focuses on how public policy and economics affect everyday American workers, cities, and companies.

Dr. Lane Kenworthy

Professor of Sociology and Yankelovich Chair in Social Thought, University of California San Diego

Lane Kenworthy is a Yankelovich Endowed Chair Professor at the University of California San Diego. He studies the causes and consequences of living standards, poverty, inequality, mobility, employment, economic growth, social policy, taxes, public opinion, and politics in the United States and other affluent countries.

Stephen Moore

Distinguished Visiting Fellow, The Heritage Foundation.

Stephen Moore, who formerly wrote on the economy and public policy for The Wall Street Journal, is the Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Project for Economic Growth, at The Heritage Foundation. Moore, who also was a member of The Journal’s editorial board, returned to Heritage in January 2014 -- about 25 years after his tenure as the leading...