President Obama’s top economic adviser explains which policies could help workers succeed in an era of globalization and automation.  As globalization and automation dramatically change the way we work, what policies could best alleviate the transition?

McKinsey spoke with Jason Furman, professor of the practice of economic policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and former chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, about how policies that invest in workers—including training programs and strengthened labor markets—can better equip people to overcome the anticipated changes.

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