The future of work | Apr 10th 2021 – The Economist

Workers the world over have had a torrid year. But the future is bright, argues Callum Williams
The future of work
Workers the world over have had a torrid year. But the future is bright, argues Callum Williams
The shock
Labour markets have coped with covid-19 better than expected. But they have changed
Essential workers
Covid-19 is a disease of the poor and the powerless
Home working
The shift to a hybrid world of work will have a big impact on managers
Automation
Recessions and pandemics accelerate automation. Yet warnings of a jobless future are overblown
Government policy
Policymakers are taking a more activist approach to managing labour markets – mostly for the better
Flexicurity
Can a welfare state be both generous and efficient?
How to think about work
The labour market is resilient, even after covid-19
Not since the Industrial Revolution has shopping been in such upheaval, writes Henry Tricks
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