Don’t blame the robots! An interview on manufacturing, automation, and globalization with Susan Houseman.

Susan Houseman is a senior economist at the Upjohn Institute in Michigan. I’ve followed her work on employment trends, especially in manufacturing, for years, and wanted to share some of her recent findings that struck me as particularly germane at this point in time. JB: This election has clearly elevated the view that our manufacturing…

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BRIEFING: How the TPP Would Fuel Displacement and Fail Migrant Workers

October 25th from 2:00pm-3:00pm 121 Cannon House Office Building [ AFL-CIO| October 10, 2016] International trade and migration are fundamental and interrelated components of globalization that have the potential to improve the lives of working families. For far too long, however, trade and immigration policies have prioritized corporate interests over good jobs and worker rights. Since the…

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Britain should embrace weaker pound and it needs to fall further, says former BoE governor and currency guru

[Ambrose Evans-Pritchard | October 10, 2016 |Telegraph] The slump in sterling is a blessing in disguise after years of overvaluation and helps to break the corrosive stranglehold of the financial elites over the British economy, according to a former bail-out chief for the International Monetary Fund. “It is desirable from every point of view. The idea that Britain…

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