Pushing the Boundaries of the Possible – Rhetoric or Reality? It’s Our Choice

By Robert Pollock, EDAS Chair Recognising the limitations of the possible is a fact of life for economic development professionals. We operate in a complex web of multi-scalar interdependencies and relations which are economic, political, technological, social and, increasingly, environmental. By way of example, the UK’s model of capitalism is by international standards one of …

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Inclusive Growth in the Age of Robots

By Charlie Woods, EDAS In April this year Adair Turner (Chair of the Institute for New Economic Thinking) gave a speech entitled “Capitalism in the age of robots: work, income and wealth in the 21st-century.” In it he argued that the rapid and unstoppable development of automation, based on robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, …

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