Dr. Algernon Austin is an economist at D ē mos who is interested in race, the economy, and politics. Previously, he served as the first director of the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy, and he built that program into a nationally recognized source for information on race and the economy. Algernon has also been a senior research fellow at the Center for Global Policy Solutions, an assistant director of research at the Foundation Center, and a professor at Wesleyan University.
Algernon’s book, America Is Not Post-Racial: Xenophobia, Islamophobia, Racism, and the 44t h President , analyzes the 25 million “Obama Haters” in America. He has discussed racial inequality on PBS, CNN, NPR, and on other national television and radio networks.
Technology has the potential to save many lives, limit environmental damage, and to increase productivity and living standards everywhere, if the gains are distributed equally. Yet, automation driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning is also expected to replace tens of millions of jobs currently generated by America’s economy within the next twenty years. This panel […]