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How can we rebuild America’s working class?

S-DEL Seminar Series | March 9, 2021

The American dream promised that if you worked hard, you could move up, with well-paying working-class jobs providing a gateway to an ever-growing middle class.

Today, however, we have increasing inequality, not economic convergence. Technological advances are putting quality jobs out of reach for workers who lack the proper skills and training.

MIT’s William Bonvillian and Sanjay Sarma recently joined Stanford Digital Economy Lab Director Erik Brynjolfsson to discuss their book, Workplace Education: A New Roadmap. The new release offers a roadmap for rebuilding America’s working class and argues that we need to train more workers more quickly with innovative methods of workforce education being developed across the country.


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