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Kevin Kosar on absentee ballots, elections, and congressional capacity

Sustaining Capitalism

Release Date: 09/04/2020

The Impact of AI on the Labor Market: What Do We Know So Far? show art The Impact of AI on the Labor Market: What Do We Know So Far?

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The rapid growth of artificial intelligence (AI) technology has led to widespread speculation that it may soon radically transform the labor market. As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, to what extent will AI replace human workers?  And how can AI augment uniquely human capabilities? In a new podcast, John Gardner, Vice President of Public Policy at the Committee for Economic Development, the public policy center of The Conference Board (CED), interviews Marguerita Lane, an economist with the OECD’s Future of Work team. Lane’s research focuses on the effect of AI on the...

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Prospects for Easing the Supply Chain Crisis show art Prospects for Easing the Supply Chain Crisis

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Many businesses continue to face difficulties in their supply chains, both domestic and international.   In a new episode of Sustaining Capitalism, Bob Costello, Chief Economist, American Trucking Associations, sits down for a conversation with John Gardner, Vice President, Public Policy at the Committee for Economic Development, the public policy center of The Conference Board.   Costello shares his thoughts about how trucking is responding to the crisis, how supply chain issues may progress over the next few months, and ways to address the current truck driver shortfall.

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CED’s Shareholder vs. Stakeholder Capitalism with Janet Foutty show art CED’s Shareholder vs. Stakeholder Capitalism with Janet Foutty

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CED’s Shareholder Versus Stakeholder Capitalism podcast series consists of compelling conversation with CEOs about whether there is a shift towards stakeholder capitalism underway and the implications of the debate on the CEOs’ leadership roles within their companies and in society. The podcast series continues the roundtable discussions launched by The Conference Board for sitting C-suite executives to discuss the practical significance of the shift from a shareholder to stakeholder focus. In this discussion, CED President Dr. Lori Esposito Murray sits down with Janet Foutty. She is the...

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Skilling America’s Tech Talent of the Future show art Skilling America’s Tech Talent of the Future

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To remain competitive on the global stage, the US needs to foster more tech talent in the workplace. How can policymakers and business leaders bring people from all backgrounds into the tech field? In a new podcast, CED Senior Economist Jessica Nicholson interviews Jim McKelvey. He is the Co-Founder and Director of Square, Founder of Invisibly, and Founder and President of the nonprofit LaunchCode, an organization that offers free tech education and job placement opportunities. Together, the two discuss the current state of the nation’s tech workforce; policies and programs to help prepare...

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The Future of Education: Where Is It, and What Does It Look Like? show art The Future of Education: Where Is It, and What Does It Look Like?

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Much has been written about the impact of technology, especially as it relates to teaching and learning during the pandemic, whether at the early grade school levels or for ongoing training in the workplace. How must our higher education system transform to keep up with workplace demand in our knowledge-driven economy that is based on a foundation of equitable access, including the role of credentials and employer hiring practices?    Join Cindy Cisneros, Vice President of Education Programs at the Committee for Economic Development, the public policy center of The Conference...

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Immigration: Supply and Demand in Labor Markets show art Immigration: Supply and Demand in Labor Markets

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Is immigration the solution to the US Labor Market’s problems? As we know, The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a sharp drop in international migration to the United States under several different work visa programs. At the same time, the US labor market has shown signs of tightening—the unemployment rate is low, wages are rising, and job openings are plentiful. Wouldn’t it be natural that the decline in the number of new foreign workers entering the US labor force has resulted in better outcomes for US workers.? Join Senior Economist Jessica Nicholson of the Committee for Economic...

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Tax Policy and the Budget Problem show art Tax Policy and the Budget Problem

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Everyone wants the budget problem to just go away. More realistically, everyone wants someone else to pay to solve the budget problem. But we are running out of time to think more seriously. Has insufficient tax revenue contributed to our budget problem? Will we need to increase taxes to slow our runaway budget deficits and public debt? What tax tools are available? How can we increase taxes without harming the economy? We will talk to a tax expert to answer these questions.

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Why Debt Matters show art Why Debt Matters

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Traditional standards of responsible federal fiscal behavior have been blown away by two black-swan events—the housing and financial crisis of 2008 and thereafter, and the coronavirus pandemic that emerged in 2020. Because there has been no cataclysm since, some commentators have leapt to the conclusion that “debt doesn’t matter.” But an alternative view is that it does, and that climbing debt exposes the economy more and more to gradual erosion of prosperity and world leadership, and even to serious financial disruption. In a new episode of Sustaining Capitalism, two experts—Bo...

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What Is Scotland's Post-Brexit Future? show art What Is Scotland's Post-Brexit Future?

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In this podcast, Ilaria Maselli and Elizabeth Crofoot discuss scenarios for Scottish independence from the UK: what steps would be necessary and what it would mean for businesses.

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CED’s Shareholder vs. Stakeholder Capitalism Series with Dr. Joel Myers of AccuWeather show art CED’s Shareholder vs. Stakeholder Capitalism Series with Dr. Joel Myers of AccuWeather

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In this discussion, CED President Dr. Lori Esposito Murray sits down with Dr. Joel Myers, Founder & CEO of AccuWeather. He is also a CED Trustee.

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As Americans prepare to vote this fall, COVID-19 is weighing on and shaping election preparations around the country. With the first absentee ballots reaching voters in September, the American Enterprise Institute’s Kevin Kosar joins to discuss safe and secure elections in the time of a pandemic and the case for expanded access to absentee ballots. Additionally, Kevin discusses trends in congressional capacity and its potential impact on the COVID-19 response.