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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

Philadelphia Tribune: Lawmakers not ready for talks on job losses from automation

In an article that explores the impact of automation on the future of work, The Philadelphia Tribune cites CGPS’s “Stick Shift: Autonomous Vehicles, Driving Jobs, and the Future of Work” report and quotes Dr. Rockeymoore. “Automation is happening very fast and, unfortunately, it’s happening at a time when Republicans in Congress and a Republican president […]

By |March 18th, 2017

NorthStar News Today: Study: Driverless Vehicles Could Speed Workers to the Poor House

This weekly online newspaper featured a story about our “Stick Shift:  Autonomous Vehicles, Driving Jobs, and the Future of Work” report. “Many of those impacted could lose their jobs and experience declining wages in both driving and non-driving occupations. The economic ripple effects throughout those states and regions would be severe.”

By |March 16th, 2017

WIRED 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

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

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

MSNBC, AM Joy: Women’s March on Washington Takes on Trump

On MSNBC, Dr. Maya Rockeymoore talks to “AM Joy” host Joy Reid about the history-making Women’s March on Washington and why so many different groups came together to protest.

By |January 21st, 2017

Healthcare researchers urge Senate to reject Trump’s nomination for Secretary of Health and Human Services

Listen as Dr. Maya Rockeymoore tells Free Speech Radio News’ Nell Abram why she and more than 400 other health experts signed an open letter opposing the confirmation of Rep. Tom Price as HHS secretary.

By |January 19th, 2017

Fast Company: These Are The Countries With The Most Determined Entrepreneurs

A new story from Lydia Dishman looks at the challenges entrepreneurs face around the world, from cost to the complexity of the bureaucracy they have to navigate. She cites our report on entrepreneurship: As previously reported in Fast Company, one of the major challenges startup founders face is the lack of capital to get their […]

By |January 6th, 2017

NJPHK’s Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey: Advancing the Population Health Agenda Conference deemed success

The N.J. Advance covered Maya Rockeymoore’s keynote address at the “Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey: Advancing the Population Health Agenda Conference.” Dr. Rockeymore discussed the Inclusion Revolution; Advancing a Health Equity Agenda for the Nation. During her keynote, she stated, “When it comes to public health and equity, our nation has a […]

By |December 2nd, 2016