As the U.S. economy recovers, high unemployment is a persistent challenge. Is the American workforce losing its competitive edge? In this Executive Interview, Robert Reich, Author, Former Secretary of Labor and Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy the University of California at Berkeley, discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. workforce, the economy and proposes a way forward.
Key insights include:
- Why the emphasis on innovation and creativity in America’s elite educational institutions translates to economic growth
- The need for re-skilling industrial era workers to compete in the New Economy
- How the shrinking middle class in America is hurting job growth