A Behavioral Economics Perspective: Why People are Perfectly Rational for Going to Work Amidst COVID-19

A Behavioral Economics Perspective: Why People are Perfectly Rational for Going to Work Amidst COVID-19

Tensions surrounding the COVID-19 lockdowns are exceptionally high. Protestors across the US, Germany, France, and Spain—to name just a few—have rallied en masse to demand the lifting of legally-imposed quarantines. Now that economies have begun to reopen, social media has become its own battleground with many urging—even outright shaming—others to stay home and not go to work. So why hasn’t…

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Washington Examiner: Are you ready for the future of work?

Washington Examiner: Are you ready for the future of work?

The world is changing at dizzying speed. Blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Internet-of-things, and 3D printing are disrupting the economy and the labor market. The changes are so epic that some say we are living in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It has been estimated that 73 million existing jobs will be eliminated by the year 2030 due to automation.…

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