The Future and History of Work – what caught my eye this week

“How COVID-19 is Reshaping the Future of Business and Work”: a very interesting discussion, it is worth spending one hour watching the full video, it is interesting throughout:

https://www.hamiltonproject.org/events/how_covid_19_is_re_shaping_the_future_of_business_and_work

“Cognitive performance in the home office”. The authors of this article argue (based on their empirical findings) that productivity in the home office may depend on the nature of the job or task:

https://wol.iza.org/opinions/cognitive-performance-in-the-home-office

“Women’s work boosts middle-class incomes but creates a family time squeeze that needs to be eased” (an article from Brookings from May 2020, interesting and important):

Technology adoption and productivity growth in 19th century France:

https://voxeu.org/article/technology-adoption-and-productivity-growth?

W. Brian Arthur: The Nature of Technology

http://tuvalu.santafe.edu/~wbarthur/thenatureoftechnology.htm

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