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Jobs of the Future
Jobs of the Future
People Skills Will Matter More in Post-Industrial Economy

The new economy will put a premium on workers who can provide services that require a human touch.

Jobs of the Future
WaPo Reporter Moves to Cow Town, Keeps Job

Telework is on the rise in America and around the world, and it is even coming into reach for new professions that were once seen as exclusively hands-on. That’s a good thing.

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Freelancing and the ACA

The self-employed, a rising segment of the labor force, need affordable health care. Any of the inevitable overhauls of the ACA which lie ahead ought to try to ensure this.

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Doctors and Lawyers and Bankers, Oh My!

Prestige jobs have captured more than 76 percent of “total real wage increase” since 2000. Much of this growth has gone to careers that require specialized education. But all is not lost for lower-skilled workers.

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Dog-Walking and Other Jobs That Will Make You Rich

Service jobs are already providing good, sometimes great, salaries for workers today. The ongoing shifts in our economy may be painful, but there are reasons for optimism.

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Berlin Says "Nein" to Uber

Berlin is banning Uber because its passengers might not be fully insured. These kinds of retrograde regulations are only self-destructive to the economies that adopt them.

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Mother Can Care For Her Son Without Union Fees

In a partial blow to public unions, the Supreme Court ruled that certain kinds of public employees don’t have to pay union fees. The ruling clears the way of a crucial and necessary development: the de-bureaucratization of state services.

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Who Wants to Be a Butler?

Butlers have become the face of the new service economy. But their lives are more complicated than many suggest, and the jobs of the future will likely be far more fluid and flexible.

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Downton Abbey: The Economy of the Future?

There’s a growing body of butlers, cooks, estate managers, private security, maids, art advisors, and chiefs of staff employed by the wealthiest Americans. The really eye-popping part: salaries get as high as $250,000 per year.

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How Slow, Expensive Internet Is Holding Back Our Economy

After a period of technological stasis, internet capabilities are finally growing. And that growth means immense, positive change for the American workforce—if American internet service providers get on board.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

The real stumbling block to Democratic legislative power.

brave new world

An Australian account of China’s gains doubles as a bleak assessment of Obama’s legacy in the region.

Crude Economics

London is using both carrot and stick to keep offshore oil output up.

Greeks Bearing Debts

Greece’s recurrent crisis is the result of bad Greek and German decisions alike. Only one is in year eight of a depression as a result.

Frack Baby Frack

Abundant shale gas brought natural gas prices to historic lows—and made the US a net exporter of the hydrocarbon.

WRM Elsewhere

Walter Russell Mead tackles the question.

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