ON-Lion Letter
At many U.S. hospitals, IBM's Watson, an artificial-intelligence (AI) computer system, determines the best course of treatment for individual cancer patients.  The Associated Press now uses AI software to write thousands of articles on corporate earnings.  Uber recently tested its first driverless car.  And U.S. manufacturing jobs -- despite a recent rebound -- are down by nearly 6 million, or one-third, since 2000.

Are advanced economies really approaching the "end of work"?  Are technological progress and globalization to blame for the rich world's employment and growth crisis? 

During the Manhattan Institute's 2016 James Q. Wilson Lecture on Urban Affairs on June 23 in New York City, renowned Harvard economist Edward Glaeser will argue that, contrary to received wisdom, the "end of work" is not the inevitable outcome of progress and market forces.  The real culprit:  stifling government regulation that, among other things, makes work less flexible and discourages small-scale entrepreneurship.

Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University, a senior fellow of the Manhattan Institute, and a contributing editor of its City Journal.  Among other books, he is the author of Triumph of the City:  How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier.  He holds a B.A. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from The University of Chicago.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports the Manhattan Institute.  The lecture is named after Bradley Prize recipient James Q. Wilson.
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