ON-Lion Letter

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC), and National Affairs will convene a panel of experts to discuss “The Future of Work in America” at the 12th annual Bradley Symposium on June 15.
Work is an essential pillar of a thriving life, and a crucial ingredient in the American recipe for upward mobility.  But in this century, as the workforce-participation rate has continued to decline and as our economy has been buffeted by globalization, demographic change, immigration, and technological advance, the prospects of many American workers have been imperiled.  What does the growing automation of some industries portend for workers?  How does immigration shape the opportunities available to American workers?  Does our welfare system help or hurt low-income Americans reconnect with the workforce?  And how do the changing circumstances of American workers translate into political pressures in this populist moment?  Meeting these challenges will require new thinking by employers, workers, academics, and policymakers. 

This year's distinguished panel of scholars includes George Borjas of the Harvard Kennedy School, Andrew McAffee of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Henry Olsen of EPPC, and Scott Winship of the Manhattan Institute.  2013 Bradley Prize recipient Yuval Levin of EPPC will serve as the moderator.

The 2016 Bradley Symposium will be held at The Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C., at 9:00-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15.

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