About 5 years ago

06/07/2018 - Howard Schultz’s Third Way

– The New Republic
The New Republic, a progressive magazine, is throwing cold water on the former Starbucks chief’s “third way,” arguing that a centrist approach isn’t new and that his economic conservatism would imperil the expansion of much-needed government programs. The quick and immediate condemnation of Schultz highlights the challenge for centrist candidates on either side of the aisle.
 The Washington Post
Even though workers would now seem to have a once-in-a-generation (or two) amount of leverage over employers, wages are still quiescent. Which is to say that people aren’t getting any bigger raises.
– The Hill
In an opinion piece for The Hill, Grace Lordan, professor of behavioral science at the London School of Economics and Political Science, talks about her work to investigate whether minimum-wage changes in the past have caused an acceleration of automation that changed the type of work available for low-skilled workers
– Axios
We’re entering a new, robot-fueled tech boom that is already disrupting the world’s balance of power, and is changing how we fight wars, stay alive, drive, work, shop and do chores.