What caught my eye: The U.S. tax system and automation, creativity in the age of artificial intelligence, and is there zombification in Europe?

“Is the United States Tax System Favoring Excessive Automation?”: a very interesting event, two excellent speakers with different perspectives. Highly recommended!

https://itif.org/events/2020/11/12/tax-system-favoring-excessive-automation

“Zombification in Europe in times of pandemic” a good and useful overview by Luc Laeven, Glenn Schepens, and Isabel Schnabel:

https://voxeu.org/article/zombification-europe-times-pandemic

“Creativity will be key to competing against AI in the future workforce – here’s how” by Scott Belsky

Chief product officer, Adobe. I partially disagree with this text, but it is nevertheless interesting:

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/11/ai-automation-creativity-workforce-skill-fute-of-work

Economic Growth and Well-being. Low economic growth does not have to imply low well-being (Dietrich Vollrath and Eli Dourado):

https://www.pairagraph.com/dialogue/ee04c261817f45f39e1d0bb5f63e0b90

“The impact of COVID-19 on potential output in the euro area”: (Prepared by Katalin Bodnár, Julien Le Roux, Paloma Lopez-Garcia and Bela Szörfi and published as part of the ECB Economic Bulletin, Issue 7/2020:

https://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/economic-bulletin/articles/2020/html/ecb.ebart202007_01~ef0a77a516.en.html

“Optimism Bias in Growth Forecasts—The Role of Planned Policy Adjustments” an interesting IMF Working Paper by Kareem Ismail, Roberto Perrelli, and Jessie Yang:

https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/WP/Issues/2020/11/08/Optimism-Bias-in-Growth-Forecasts-The-Role-of-Planned-Policy-Adjustments-49804

Automation Shouldn’t Always be Automatic: Making Artificial Intelligence Work for Workers and the World:

https://www.oecd-forum.org/posts/automation-shouldn-t-always-be-automatic-making-artificial-intelligence-work-for-workers-and-the-world

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