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BloombergBusiness | Tracy Alloway

Americans Are the Most Worried About Losing Their Jobs Since 2009

Americans don’t seem to be feeling at all sure that the economy is recovering.

Forbes | Jason Ma

How Unconventional, Experiential Learning Is Reshaping Higher Education

Experiential learning in the real world adds value to both the employee and the employer, given the increasing need to close the skills gap between employers and workforce.

San Jose Mercury News | Penny Pritzker and Devin Wenig

The Rise of the Micro-multinational, and Why It Matters to the U.S. Economy

Any smart enterprise knows that its customer base is not just around the corner, but around the world.

Quartz | Sonali Kohli

America Is Failing Its Children by Not Teaching Code in Every High School

Information technology was one of the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields with the most job postings in the US in 2013.

BloombergView | The Editors

The Miracle the Middle Class Is Waiting For

The pressures on America’s middle class confront America’s political leaders with their hardest possible test.

The Brookings Institution | The Brookings Institution

Export Monitor 2015

The Export Monitor provides goods-and-services export trends in the U.S.

The Guardian | Alex Hern

Computers Now Better than Humans at Recognizing and Sorting Images

A supercomputer can sort a million images into a thousand predefined categories with an error rate less than the typical person.

The Brookings Institution | Edward S. Steinfeld

China, High Tech, and the “High Tempo Cost Out” Revolution

Through close interactions with the customer, the producer develops an additional high-tempo skill–rapid debugging.

McKinsey&Company | Francesco Banfi, Florian Bressand, Eric Hazan, and Eric Labaye

Closing France’s €100 Billion Digital Gap

The key is in executing a comprehensive digital transformation.

The Washington Post | Emily Badger

What’s Good for Poor Kids Isn’t Bad for Rich Ones

Research suggests that helping poor kids won’t harm rich kids.

The Brookings Institution | Hillary Schaub and Darrell M. West

How Do Americans View Open Government Data?

Few think that government at the local, state, and federal levels are doing a great job of providing useful data.

Small Business Trends | Scott Shane

Export Growth Falls Short of the President’s Goals

The President’s goal was to double the value of U.S. exports and add 2 million export-supported jobs by the end of 2014.

The Economist | The Economist

The Fintech Revolution

A wave of startups is changing finance—for the better.

Harvard Business Review | Richard D’Aveni

The 3-D Printing Revolution

Industrial 3-D printing is at a tipping point, about to go mainstream in a big way.

The Brookings Institution | Emily Cuddy, Joanna Venator and Richard V. Reeves

In a Land of Dollars: Deep Poverty and Its Consequences

America is rich, but it contains lots of people surviving on incomes more common in developing countries.

The Conversation | French Caldwell

Don’t Blame Robots for the Rise in Inequality and Poky Jobs Growth

The Pew Research Center found that 52% of technologists and analysts expect that robotics and smart machines will create more jobs than they replace.

The Conversation | Glenn Altschuler

‘Class Ceiling’ in Workplace Suppresses the American Dream

Those at the bottom of the income ladder are stuck, as it is the socioeconomically privileged students who tend to get a disproportionate share of elite jobs.

The Brookings Institution | Devashree Saha and Mark Muro

Advanced Industries Strong in Some States, Lagging in Others

This week the National Governors Association will focus on economic growth: how to get it and how to expand it.

Crain’s Chicago Business | Bloomberg

U of I Is Letting You Take All Its MBA Courses Online—for Free

The University of Illinois is rolling out a new MBA program, dubbed the iMBA, through online education platform Coursera.

The Brookings Institution | Walter D. Valdivia

Responsible Innovation: A Primer for Policymakers

The pace of technical change has created a need for reform in the governance of innovation.

Foreign Affairs | Mark Blyth

The Austerity Delusion

The results of the experiment are now in, and they are equally consistent: austerity doesn’t work.

The Brookings Institution | Stuart M. Butler

New Arizona State-edX MOOC: Another Blow to Traditional College

The Global Freshman Academy is another important step in the revolution that is engulfing higher education.

Putting Families First: Good Jobs for All campaign | Dorian T. Warren

Putting Families First: Good Jobs for All

This report on working families addresses poverty, inequality, economic stagnation, and shrinking opportunity for millions of Americans.

The New York Times | David Leonhardt, Amanda Cox and Claire Cain Miller

An Atlas of Upward Mobility Shows Paths Out of Poverty

A new study finds that poor children who grow up in some cities and towns have sharply better odds of escaping poverty than similar poor children elsewhere.

Foreign Affairs | Richard N. Haass and Robert Litan

Globalization and Its Discontents: Navigating the Dangers of a Tangled World

Globalization’s dangers must be navigated successfully or the United States and others may be compelled to backtrack.

McKinsey&Company | Michael Chui and Jimmy Sarakatsannis

Protecting Student Data in a Digital World

Proponents of data-enabled education can learn from other industries that have faced concerns about the risks of using personal information.

Harvard Business Review | James Bessen

How Technology Has Affected Wages for the Last 200 Years

Today’s great paradox is that we feel the impact of technology everywhere, but not in our paychecks.

ne | Eduardo Porter

Income Inequality Is Costing the U.S. on Social Issues

American institutions couldn’t hold society together when the economic underpinning of full employment at a decent wage gave in.

O’Reilly Media | Mike Loukides and Jon Bruner

What Is the Internet of Things?

This report provides a high-level overview of the revolutionary Internet of Things.

The Brookings Institution | Joshua Bleiberg and Darrell M. West

Have You Pressed the Button?

The wild success of the button holds interesting lessons for how to develop public policies in the Internet age.

Time | Tim Bajarin

How Intel and Boeing Are Helping These Kids Learn STEM Skills

An entire region of Arizona has made STEM education a core economic development tenant.

USA TODAY | Sam Becker

U.S. Doesn’t Own American Dream Anymore

The American Dream is now easier to attain for people who live outside of America than those who live in it.

The Week | Damon Linker

How the Internet Trapped Us Inside Our Own Heads

“The World Beyond Your Head” begins with a haunting evocation of how we are increasingly barraged by technologically facilitated sensory stimulation.