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The share-the-scraps economy

Robert Reich, professor of public policy | February 4, 2015

How would you like to live in an economy where robots do everything that can be predictably programmed in advance, and almost all profits go to the robots’ owners? Meanwhile, human beings do the work that’s unpredictable – odd jobs, on-call projects, fetching and fixing, driving and delivering, tiny tasks needed at any and all … Continue reading »

Government regulation that actually works

David Levine, professor of business administration | June 5, 2012

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is back in the news after the Government Accountability Office criticized the agency for taking too long to adopt new safety regulations. The GAO report says the delays compromise worker safety. OSHA has a long history of being attacked from all sides. While some criticize it for … Continue reading »