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Why Warren Buffett Is Right About U.S. Innovation

March 10, 2016

“For 240 years it’s been a terrible mistake to bet against America, and now is no time to start. America’s golden goose of commerce and innovation will continue to lay more and larger eggs,” Buffet commented. Needless to say, Buffett is referring to several industries, but a few that I think deserves special attention include America’s modern energy infrastructure.

Technology may disrupt occupations, but it won’t kill jobs

March 09, 2016

As Yogi Berra famously said, “Prediction is a difficult thing, especially about the future.” Predicting the structure of the labor market and U.S. economy in 2040 is a daunting task. But there is at least one thing we should be confident about: the unemployment and labor force participation rates then should be quite similar to the rates of today.

Computer science is the key to America’s skills crisis

March 09, 2016

So, what should we as a nation do to address the challenge? First, every secondary school in America should be required to offer computer science, and those classes should count toward core science or math high school graduation requirements. We must also make sure there are robust and sustained programs to train and recruit high-quality computer science teachers.