Why This Matters is a series from Roosevelt staff connecting our individual work—from papers to reports and everything in between—to our broader vision of creating a better, more equitable economic and political system. This series will give readers the top takeaways from our latest writing and thinking, with a focus on why they matter as we

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 12 2018 CONTACT: Alexander Tucciarone, atucciarone@rooseveltinstitute.org, 516-2673-9775   NEW ROOSEVELT INSTITUTE REPORT: BAD POLICIES, NOT AUTOMATION, THREATEN FUTURE WORKER PROSPERITY Leading Economic Think Tank Explains How Mass Joblessness Is Not Imminent, Outlines Policies to Ensure Automation Benefits Workers   NEW YORK, NY – Amid mounting public anxiety about the specter of

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In Don’t Fear the Robots: Why Automation Doesn’t Mean the End of Work, Roosevelt Fellow Mark Paul challenges the narrative that large-scale automation will imminently lead to mass unemployment and economic insecurity. He debunks the idea that we are on the cusp of a major technological change that will drastically alter the nature of work,

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The Feds Side Against Alt-Labor

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission voted 2-0 to join the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division in an amicus brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, siding with the Chamber of Commerce against the City of Seattle’s grant of collective bargaining rights to “independent contractors” working as drivers for Uber, Lyft, taxis, and other ride-sharing

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