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The work ahead: Machines, skills, and US leadership in the twenty-first century

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) sponsors Independent Task Forces to assess issues of current and critical importance to US foreign policy and provide policymakers with concrete judgments and recommendations. Diverse in backgrounds and perspectives, Task Force members aim to reach a meaningful consensus on policy through private deliberations. Once launched, Task Forces are independent of CFR and solely responsible for the content of their reports. This report focuses on how to rebuild the links among work, opportunity, and economic security for all in the face of accelerating change. It recommends the creation of new work opportunities, better career paths, and higher incomes, while developing a highly skilled and adaptable workforce.