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Robots, Universal Basic Income, and the Welfare State

Evidence thus far questions the assumption that robotics are eliminating jobs. INET Senior Vice President for Programs Rick McGahey says the UBI debate should focus on the long-term weakening of labor’s bargaining power Read more

Heckman Study: Investment in Early Childhood Education Yields Substantial Gains for the Economy

New research by Nobel Laureate and Institute for New Economic Thinking Advisory Board member James Heckman finds strong economic gains from birth-to-five education programs  Read more

Race and Economics: Exploring Headwinds and Resilience

The Institute for New Economic Thinking’s recent Detroit event on race and economics noted both the structural impediments faced by African-Americans, and the impressive gains made in some communities despite those headwinds Read more