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Yes, Robots Are Coming for Our Jobs—Now What?: Scientific American

Yes, Robots Are Coming for Our Jobs—Now What?: Scientific American | Oikonomia | Scoop.it
M.I.T. economist Erik Brynjolfsson explains how technology has affected economic growth and productivity, and how human workers can adapt
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The Rise of the Robots by Robert Skidelsky - Project Syndicate

The Rise of the Robots by Robert Skidelsky - Project Syndicate | Oikonomia | Scoop.it
Sooner or later, the nineteenth-century Luddites will be proved right: automation will cause us to run out of jobs – a prospect that for some countries might be uncomfortably close.
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US 'will sue' Standard & Poor's

US 'will sue' Standard & Poor's | Oikonomia | Scoop.it
Standard & Poor's says it is to be sued by the US government over the credit ratings agency's assessment of mortgage bonds before the financial crisis.
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Blogs review: Japan and the end of orthodox policies by Bruegel - The Brussels-based think tank

Blogs review: Japan and the end of orthodox policies by Bruegel - The Brussels-based think tank | Oikonomia | Scoop.it
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IMF: "In fact equality appears to be an important ingredient in promoting and sustaining growth."

IMF: "In fact equality appears to be an important ingredient in promoting and sustaining growth." | Oikonomia | Scoop.it
By Andrew G. Berg and Jonathan D. Ostry - Is there a trade-off between the two or do they go hand in hand?
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Suing The U.S. Would Kill AIG - Forbes

Suing The U.S. Would Kill AIG - Forbes | Oikonomia | Scoop.it
Maurice "Hank" Greenberg Somewhere in a parallel universe, there’s an American International Group (AIG) that spent September 2008 craftily negotiating with its creditors over credit default swaps, ultimately paying pennies on the dollar.
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The IMF on the Austerity Trap

The IMF has just released a new paper on austerity that is kind of heavy going (unnecessarily, I think), but ends up making a simple but important point.

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The Call for an End to the Microfoundations Dogma - by John King

The Call for an End to the Microfoundations Dogma - by John King | Oikonomia | Scoop.it
As the Austrian economist Stephan Schulmeister recently noted, the politics of austerity in the Eurozone are dominated by what the Germans call ‘Swabian housewife logic’. If any individual Swabian ...
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The End of Labor: How to Protect Workers From the Rise of Robots

The End of Labor: How to Protect Workers From the Rise of Robots | Oikonomia | Scoop.it
Technology used to make us better at our jobs. Now it's making us obsolete, and the share of income going to workers is crashing, all over the world. What do we do now?
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Campaign to Cut Deficit Has Deep Business

Close to half of the members of Fix the Debt’s board and steering committee have ties to companies that have engaged in lobbying on taxes and spending.
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Americans Under 50 Fare Poorly on Health Measures, New Report Says

Americans Under 50 Fare Poorly on Health Measures, New Report Says | Oikonomia | Scoop.it
Younger Americans die earlier and live in poorer health than their counterparts in 16 other developed countries, according to a new analysis of health and longevity in the United States.
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If this is class warfare, the rich are winning | Avaaz

If this is class warfare, the rich are winning | Avaaz | Oikonomia | Scoop.it
The rich have a greater share of the wealth than ever – and for many, it's not enough
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Joseph E. Stiglitz: Crisis, Contagion, and the Need for a New Paradigm

Joseph E.Stiglitz: Crisis, Contagion, and the Need for a New Paradigm Talk given at the Latsis Symposium 2012 "Economics on the Move" in Zurich, see http://www.multimedia.ethz.ch/conferences/2012/latsis...
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