The world of work is changing. If you want to see some American exceptionalism, visit a research lab.
"Just to get a jolt of that optimism, and a chance to focus on what we should be talking about, I* asked General Electric for a tour of its huge research lab here in Niskayuna, north of Albany. I wanted to see what new technologies, and therefore business models — and therefore jobs — it might be spawning that public policy, and education policy, might enhance. I have no idea whether or how G.E. will profit from any of these breakthroughs, but I saw the outlines there of three radically new business trends that the United States should want to dominate."