Technology and the Middle Class

Panelists talked about ways to reverse the trend of declining middle class jobs as a result of technological advances. The discussion… read more

Panelists talked about ways to reverse the trend of declining middle class jobs as a result of technological advances. The discussion began with a PowerPoint presentation from Andrew McAfee with data on the economy and workforce. Van Jones said that employers are not investing their profits back into communities. Scott Murphy argued that technology is a good thing but that growth was too fast for legislation and regulation to keep pace with, in addition to a lack of consensus on public policy to distribute the wealth. They also talked about the need for immigration reform and increasing access to broadband technology. close

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  • McAfee, Andrew P. Principal Research Scientist Massachusetts Institute of Technology->Center for Digital Business
  • Murphy, Scott U.S. Representative (Former) [D] New York
  • Rasiej, Andrew Founder and Publisher Personal Democracy Forum
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Technology and the Middle Class

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Program ID:
318516-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Apr 21, 2014
Last Aired:
Apr 27, 2014

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  • Apr 21, 2014 | 9:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 22, 2014 | 1:52am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 22, 2014 | 2:10pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 23, 2014 | 8:12am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 23, 2014 | 5:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 27, 2014 | 6:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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