Economic Inequality and the Future of Work
6:00 p.m. | Thursday, October 10, 2019
Photo by unsplash user Maarten Van Den Heuvel
With the rise of AI, automation and the gig economy, everyone is trying to forecast the future of work. But perhaps a more urgent topic is the future value of a worker. Here in the Bay Area, a stark wage gap is causing a reckoning that’s being felt across the region. Is a lasting solution simply a matter of implementing a higher minimum wage, adopting sustainable hiring practices or providing a universal basic income? Or is the problem systemic and in need of more radical change? In part two of a three-part series, we’ll discuss the value of work and its impacts on the Bay Area of tomorrow. Co-presented by KQED.
+ Egon Terplan / Office of the Governor of California
+ Natalie Foster / Economic Security Project; Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative
+ Jed Kolko / Indeed
+ Mina Kim / KQED
Couldn't make it to this event? Hear it broadcast on KQED Public Radio at 8pm on Wednesday, October 23.