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The Economist this week: On Start-ups, disruption, and the cost of a new ideas

by Andrew White  |  October 9, 2017

  There were some interesting articles in this week's Economist (Sept 30-Oct 6) that warranted special attention. Entrepreneurship in America: Gazelles in the heartland. The article first sets the stage...

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IMF Speech Exploring the Impact of Weak Productivity Growth

by Andrew White  |  September 27, 2017

  In my line of work once get's to do a lot of peer review.  Peer review is when you get to review someone's research and you can critique it;...

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The Digital Economy is Making us Worse Off. Apparently.

by Andrew White  |  September 15, 2017

I was caught in a three way mind-meld this morning.  I was just writing an email to a work colleague about a book I just came across.  More than a...

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March of the Robots Changes Who Wins and Who Loses

by Andrew White  |  August 31, 2017

I noted an interesting article in last weekend's FT US print edition - titled. "March of the Robots Shakes Up Logistics Sector".  This was an in depth look at the...

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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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