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It is time for a new conversation

  • Amid the biggest economic transformation in a century, the challenge of our time is to make sure that all Americans benefit from the wave of digital revolutions around the world that have permeated and upended modern life. Yet today’s economic arguments seem stuck. We need a new vision of a hopeful future and a new action agenda.

    We have been here before. A hundred years ago, America experienced the greatest economic transformation and technological revolution in its history. The transformation of the past 20 years— as the world has moved through the information era into the digital age— has turned our life and work upside down once again. It is a time of tremendous change but also of tremendous possibility.

    Set against the history of how Americans succeeded once before in remaking their country, America's Moment is about the future. It describes how the same forces of change—technology and a networked world—can become tools that can open opportunity to everyone.

 

 

PBS American Forum Interview

Philip Zelikow and United States Senator Mark Warner spoke about America' Moment on PBS American Forum

  • New Opportunities

    Philip Zelikow on the new opportunities in work and education throughout the country.
  • New Opportunities

    Philip Zelikow on the new opportunities in work and education throughout the country.

  • Transformation of Work

    Senator Mark Warner on the transformation of work in the 21st Century.

  • Transformation of Work

    Senator Mark Warner on the transformation of work in the 21st Century.

  • Skills-based Education

    Philip Zelikow on moving from a credentials-based to a skills-based education system.
  • Skills-based Education

    Philip Zelikow on moving from a credentials-based to a skills-based education system.

 

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Stories from Our Book

Learn more about Americans featured in our book who exemplify the optimism and innovation necessary to succeed in the digital age.

  • Mike Donnelly

    Lacking parental and community support as a young man, Mike Donnelly felt he was going nowhere fast. Then, at a low point in his life, he found an opportunity to develop his education and skills through a YouthBuild program. Such programs help provide young Americans pathways to education, jobs, entrepreneurship, and opportunities to compete in today’s world.

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  • Joe Max Higgins and Brenda Lathan

    In ten years, Joe Max Higgins and Brenda Lathan have transformed the Golden Triangle, generating more than $4.6 billion in private investments and creating 5,600 jobs.

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  • Jay Rogers - Local Motors

    Major companies such as GE are taking notice and partnering with Local Motors to build on their new approach to production that’s creating new paths for good work.

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About the Authors

Rework America is a group of over fifty leaders from across American life. Led by the Markle Foundation and supported by a formidable group of experts, the group spent over a year developing and discussing the ideas in America's Moment. With various partners, Rework America is also encouraging, organizing, and sponsoring concrete innovations around the country to illustrate how the possible can be brought to life.