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: Lessons from Around the World

By Martin Wight, Scottish Enterprise  Learning from Others When you step forward, its always good to know you’re not alone. So, when Scotland embarked on inclusive growth with the launch of Scotland’s Economic Strategy in 2015, it was heartening that others seemed be starting on a similar journey. What can we learn from our fellow …

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New Discussion Topic: Inclusive Growth in the Age of Robots

In our first Guest Blog, EDAS Board member Charlie Woods considers the inclusive growth implications of increasing automation, in his post entitled Inclusive Growth in the Age of Robots What are your views on the future of inclusive growth? And what do you think of the policy suggestions listed at the end of the post? …

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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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