City Talks: the future of urban jobs

Andrew talks to Ryan Avent and Giles Wilkes about how technological change will affect the way we make a living.

Podcast published on 8 September 2015

In this month’s episode, Andrew looks at how people make a living in cities, and what the impact of new technology will be on urban jobs. Will automation destroy more jobs than it creates? Are city economies being stifled by the cost of housing? Will the government’s approach to tackling low pay and productivity work? Joining Andrew to discuss these questions are Ryan Avent, News Editor at the Economist and author of The Gated City, and Giles Wilkes, Leader Writer for the Financial Times and a former Special Advisor to Vince Cable when he was Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

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