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Brent Orrell

Brent Orrell is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute where he researches workforce development and criminal justice issues.

Articles by Brent Orrell (page 1)

July 27, 2023 5:31 am

Time to Do Something About the NILFs

The overall employment situation looks great in the United States—so why are so many men not working?
Brent Orrell
July 19, 2023 5:32 am

Maybe AI Isn’t Coming for Everyone’s Job After All

New studies suggest that, like most technology, AI makes people more productive, more valuable employees.
Brent Orrell
July 7, 2023 5:32 am

With Affirmative Action Gone, We Should Focus Admissions Policies on Poverty

Alternatives to race-conscious admissions policies could lift many more Americans into the middle class.
Brent Orrell
June 28, 2023 5:32 am

Yes, College Is Still a Good Investment

A four-year degree still pays dividends—but now’s a great time for young people to snap up some on-the-job experience, too.
Brent Orrell
May 23, 2023 5:31 am

An Unexpected Role AI Could Play in the Workplace

A new study suggests it could be important in strengthening and transferring ‘tacit skills.’
Brent Orrell
March 27, 2023 5:30 am

Here Are the Kinds of Jobs Chat AI Is Likeliest to Affect

A new analysis estimates that a fifth of all U.S. jobs are in the category most vulnerable to disruption.
Brent Orrell
March 6, 2023 5:30 am

The Federal AI Shambles

The future is fast arriving—as the last year’s developments in artificial intelligence make clear—but the national government is nowhere near…
Brent Orrell
February 23, 2023 5:30 am

Heeding the Warning from the Future

It’s fun to laugh at flat earth theory and similar conspiracist nonsense. It’s less fun to consider the implications of…
Brent Orrell
February 14, 2023 5:30 am

Microsoft Is Getting Ready to Eat Google’s Lunch

The new Bing Chat appears to be an existential threat to Google’s search dominance.
Brent Orrell
February 13, 2023 5:30 am

The Eerie Familiarity of California’s Boom-Bust Cycle

Those trying to ride a corporate unicorn to a major IPO should consider the lessons of their nineteenth-century forebears.
Brent Orrell