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The Good, The Bad, and the Get on with It (Interesting Economist Articles This Week)

by Andrew White  |  July 21, 2017

I read this week's Economist in two parts: the first half in my way from Atlanta to Seattle and the second half on my way from Seattle to Vancouver.  I...

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The Role of Digital and its Impact on the IT Productivity Paradox

by Andrew White  |  July 6, 2017

I read with great interest a paper last weekend: The Coming Productivity Boom: Transforming the Physical Economy with Information, Michael Mandel and Bret Swanson.   It is now marked up all over the place...

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The Ongoing Debate - Do Robots and AI Destroy Jobs?

by Andrew White  |  July 3, 2017

Last week there was an interesting Comment in the Financial Times (see weekend July 1-2, US print edition) by Tim Hartford (undercover economist) titled, "We are still waiting for the...

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The End of Innovation, The End of IT?

by Andrew White  |  June 1, 2017

I noted a fascinating "Comment" in today's US print edition of the Financial Times.  It was written by John Gapper, the FT Business writer, and is titled, "Chemicals were the...

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The Limits and Future of Productivity Growth

by Andrew White  |  May 16, 2017

Ignoring the politics, a front page article in today's US print edition of the Wall Street Journal says it all: Labor Force Poses Limits to 3% Growth.  The challenge of...

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Productivity Improvements - What We Have Been Looking For?

by Andrew White  |  April 18, 2017

An article in this week's Economist has me all agog.  In "Algorithmic Retailing- How Otto, a German e-commerce firm uses Artificial Intelligence", there is talk and examples of how AI...

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The Role of Education on Productivity

by Andrew White  |  April 12, 2017

Orthodoxy tells us that education standards and general level of attainment impact the effectiveness of the workforce.  Research informs us that such education also impacts the rate and success at...

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IMF Report on Productivity - Flat, Falling, and IT is not Helping Much (yet)

by Andrew White  |  April 6, 2017

If you read my blog you know I have a passion for talking about, and trying to understand, productivity.  Working in the IT industry you would conclude that I have...

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The Path to Productivity Lays with IT

by Andrew White  |  April 5, 2017

The IMF just published a fascinating report, titles Gone with the Headwinds: Global Productivity.  The discussion note explains how productivity has been held low in developed economies for a while,...

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Raising Productivity is Our Number One Task

by Andrew White  |  March 31, 2017

I was reading the U.K. government Spring Budget 2017 report (HM Treasury, HC1025, March 2017) and one sentence stood out for me by a mile: "Raising productivity growth sustainably remains...

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