The Future of Work and Workers

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What worries you most—and/or excites you most—about the future of work and workers? Put another way: What will be the most consequential changes in the world of work and workers, and what anxieties and possibilities will they produce?

With support from The Rockefeller FoundationThe Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University asked this of business and union leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists around the world. The project, in collaboration with Pacific Standard, is called "The Future of Work and Workers."

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Beginning on August 3 and continuing for several months, we’ll be publishing new columns each weekday and collecting them all here. The project will continue into our November/December 2015 print issue, with original reported essays and features published alongside excerpts from the best and most thought-provoking work that appears here first. Bookmark psmag.com/work, come back daily for new contributions to the series, and add your own thoughts and reactions using the commenting system that appears at the bottom of each column.

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Programming the Economy for People

The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.

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The Future of Work: This Is Your Job in 20 Years

World-famous scientists, CEOs, academics, and journalists on what to fear—and what to celebrate—in the new labor economy.

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The Future of Work: The Digital Hustle

The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.

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The Future of Work: Which Seeds We Plant

The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.

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The Future of Work: Why Wage Work Can't Solve the Poverty Problem

The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.

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The Future of Work: Having Our Pie and Eating It Too

The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.

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The Future of Work: The Guest Worker—Use and Discard

The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.

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The Future of Work: Re-Engaging the Beleaguered Worker

The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.

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The Future of Work: In Defense of Less Work and More Leisure

The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.

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The Future of Work: Empowering the Data-Driven Worker

The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.

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The Future of Work: From Dystopia to Utopia?

The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.

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The Future of Work: Appeasing the Angry Manufacturing Worker

The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.

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The Future of Work: Join the Maker Movement

The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.

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The Future of Work: In a World Full of Information, Many Gaps

The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.

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The Future of Work: Unpaid, in Spite of Their Value

The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.

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The Future of Work: Consider the Changing Climate

The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.

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The Future of Work: Re-Defining the Workplace

The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.

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The Future of Work: We Need to Protect Immigrant Workers

The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.

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The Future of Work: Working With Constant Connectivity

The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.

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The Future of Work: Technology, Please Move Faster

The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.

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The Future of Work: The Coming Political Storms

The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.

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The Future of Work: Addressing the Global Crisis of Youth Unemployment

The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.

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The Future of Work: The Rise and Fall of the Job

The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.

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The Future of Work: Challenges—and Opportunities—for Washington

The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.