The Aspen Institute recently published a two-part report called Automation and a Changing Economy, which explores how automation has impacted and will continue to impact the economic security and opportunity of the American worker.
This week, we are calling attention to Part II of this report. This part of the report, Policies for Shared Prosperity, outlines a policy agenda for addressing the challenges and opportunities that automation is bringing to our economy. The authors describe how we will need a comprehensive approach from targeted, specialized interventions to interventions with systems-level impact; from place-based policies to national-level reforms to safety net programs.
“The challenge of automation requires action from federal, state, and local policymakers to employers, worker organizations, education and training providers, civil society organizations, and community leaders.”