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For Jim Tankersley's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

| Jul 19, 2013

Robots likely to steal jobs from poor, middle class

Computers and cyborgs aren’t about to render the American worker obsolete. But they are tilting the U.S. economy more and more in favor of the rich and away from the poor and the middle class, new economic research contends. Despite rising fears of technology ...

Stubbornly shrinking workforce dims prospects for U.S. growth

Apr 8, 2013

Stubbornly shrinking workforce dims prospects for U.S. growth

Put out an all-points bulletin: Millions of Americans have gone missing from the workforce. Every month that those would-be workers are gone raises the odds that they might never come back, dimming the prospects for future economic growth. The vanishing trend is more than ...