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Media Advisory: 2017 Future of Wealth Summit Will Tackle Technology, Inclusion and Social Change

Big Data, Inclusion, FinTech, and the Future of Work Among Topics Contact: Simona Combi, 202-265-5111, T. Kevin Walker, 202-265-5111, Washington, D.C., March 21, 2017— “The 2017 Future of Wealth Summit: Technology, Inclusion and Social Change” will be hosted by the Center for Global Policy Solutions on April 26-28, 2017. Featuring a diverse array […]

By |March 21st, 2017

NewCo Shift Op-ed: The Gig is Up: Why Tech Must Prioritize the Safety Net

In an op-ed for NewCo Shift, Dr. Maya Rockeymoore states tech companies must move to protect workers who may be adversely affected by automation, even if lawmakers will not. If left unchallenged, Washington’s current direction will be disastrous not only for American workers but also for the tech sector. For the benefits of autonomous technology […]

By |March 19th, 2017

Wired Magazine Op-Ed: Cutting Social Services Only Makes the Robotic Takeover Worse

In her Wired opinion piece, Dr. Maya Rockeymoore called for an aggressive safety net to protect workers who may lose their jobs to automation. Expanding social insurance programs like Medicaid, unemployment insurance, and Social Security will also be vital for preventing undue hardship for displaced workers and their families. Medicaid and unemployment insurance, for example, should […]

By |March 14th, 2017

Press release for report on autonomous vehicles

Contact: Simona Combi, 202-265-5111, Charles Ellison, 301-526-2239, Over 4 Million Jobs Could Be Lost in Rapid Transition to Autonomous Vehicles Men, people of color and residents of North Dakota, Idaho, Wyoming, West Virginia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Iowa, and Indiana Are Most Likely to Be Affected Washington, D.C., March 13, 2017—Over 4 million driving jobs […]

By |March 13th, 2017

Fast CoExist — A Farewell to Truckers: Automation Will Make Driving Jobs All But Obsolete

Ben Schiller highlights the threat automation causes to the truck driving profession, projected by both the Obama White House and the Center for Global Policy Solutions, among others, and the policies we recommend to help deal with the job loss. The CGPS report calls for new policies to deal with the fallout including unemployment insurance, a […]

By |March 13th, 2017

Center for Global Policy Solutions Invites Innovators to Apply for the Inclusion Revolution Innovation Competition

The winner will be awarded a $10,000 grant WASHINGTON, March 10, 2017 – Today, the Center for Global Policy Solutions (CGPS) announced it is accepting proposals for the Inclusion Revolution Innovation Competition, which will be held as part of CGPS’s 2017 Future of Wealth Summit on April 28, 2017, in Washington, D.C. The competition, which […]

By |March 10th, 2017

Washington’s Big Risk: Ignoring the Rise of Automation

By Mitria Wilson, J. D. Last month, Tesla announced a partnership with the country of Dubai to put 200 driverless taxis on the road. The fact that Tesla and other Silicon Valley companies, like Uber and Google, are focusing heavily on research and development of artificial intelligence and automated technology comes as no surprise. Yet, […]

By |March 9th, 2017

Call Congress to Strengthen the Affordable Care Act

Millions of Americans depend on the Affordable Care Act for lifesaving care. As part of our mission to improve the health and wellbeing of all Americans, we produced a short animated video to illustrate the positive impact of the Affordable Care Act and educate people about the potential pitfalls of healthcare reform. Call your Congressional […]

By |March 1st, 2017

Animated Video Highlights Pitfalls and Promise of Health Care Reform

Seeks to inform and encourage Americans to be actively involved in the effort to reform the system Contact: Kevin Walker, 202-265-5111, Simona Combi, 202-265-5111, Washington, D.C., March 1, 2017—The Center for Global Policy Solutions (CGPS) has produced a short animated video to provide the public with facts about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) […]

By |March 1st, 2017

NYT letter to the editor: When Mom and Dad Help With a Young Adult’s Rent

In this letter to the editor, Maya Rockeymoore discusses how the story, “When Mom and Dad Help with a Young Adult’s Rent,” misses that most parents who can do that are white and that the racial wealth gap plays a role in the kind of help parents can offer their children: Discriminatory policies and practices […]

By |February 14th, 2017