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November 4, 2022

Renewing America
The Globalization Myth

Globalization is taking a beating. Its diminishing number of defenders face a rising chorus of critics, particularly in the United States, that blame it for wage stagnation, increased inequality, and…

A container ship at a busy port. This image features at the top of Shannon O'Neil's article "The globalization myth" published in the Hill.

January 16, 2020

Election 2020
What Automation Means for Jobs

When was the last time you went to the mall for something you could buy on your phone? Automation is a disruptive force that continues to shape the future. CFR breaks down what automation means for t…

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November 16, 2022

Globalization
The Globalization Myth: Why Regions Matter

Teaching Notes for Toxic Politics, authored by CFR Senior Fellow Yanzhong Huang, discuss how China’s environmental crisis is undermining public health and becoming an Achilles heel in its reemergence as a global power.

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September 26, 2022

Women and Economic Growth
The Robots are Coming: AI Replaces Line Judges at U.S. Open, With Global Implications for Jobs

Sports reflect a societal trend of increasing automation. Policymakers should wrestle with the impact that autonomous technological development will have on the workforce, and ensure that marginalize…

Frances Tiafoe, in a red shirt and red headband, in mid-swing with a tennis ball in the frame.

September 26, 2022

Technology and Innovation
The Robots Are Coming: AI Replaces Line Judges at the U.S. Open, With Global Implications for Jobs

Sports reflect a societal trend of increasing automation. Policymakers should wrestle with the impact that autonomous technological development will have on the workforce, and ensure that marginalize…

Frances Tiafoe, in a red shirt and red headband, in mid-swing with a tennis ball in the frame.

November 25, 2020

Health
Automating Mental Health: The Global Promise and Peril

The use of algorithmic and data-driven technology in mental health care has expanded rapidly, posing new challenges for public governance. 

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a news conference at U.N. headquarters.

March 7, 2017

United States
Automation is Changing Latin America Too

While politicians have focused primarily on the effects of trade, automation is rapidly transforming the nature of work. A recent McKinsey report estimates that half of the labor done today can be tu…

August 26, 2015

Automation, Productivity, and Growth

It seems obvious that if a business invests in automation, its workforce – though possibly reduced – will be more productive. So why do the statistics tell a different story? In advanced economies, …

Automated robots work on a 3500 Duramax engine as it moves along the assembly line at the Ford Lima Engine Plant in Lima, Ohio (Aaron Josefczyk/Reuters).

March 30, 2017

Global
Automation, Job Loss, and the Welfare State

Experts explore the potential for mass job loss created by technological advances and, in turn, the possible need for a large welfare state to care for an increasingly underemployed population.

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October 28, 2022

United States
The Future of American Education: It’s Not All About STEM

Education in science, technology, engineering, and math is critical, but the United States needs a balanced approach in building the workforce of the future.

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