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Where Did All the Good Jobs Go?

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This course will examine the changes in the economy that has caused the drop in the creation of high paying jobs. To do so, we look at how massive industries have been created through innovation during the last 200 years, and how they have created millions of job. Then we will look at the type of innovation we have seen in the last 30 years, and how the job creating innovation have dropped by more than 75% during that time. We will look at the likely causes for this, and changes we can make to address this problem.

Instructor Bio:

Born and raised in Minnesota, Dr. Minette double majored in physics and philosophy at St. John’s University. In 1982, he finished a PhD in elementary particular (high energy) physics. Since then Dr. Minette has been working in nuclear petrophysics and holds nine patents –two of which form the foundation for modern oil exploration techniques. He has long been interested in the foundation of science and has participated in professional discussion groups with a wide variety of scientists, social scientists, and philosophers, including an economics/business group at Harvard Business School. Last year Dr. Minette moved to the Shenandoah Valley, where his wife is a minister.

Recommended Reading:

Christenson, Clayton. The Innovators Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail, 1997. Christenson, Clayton. ‘The Capitalist’s Dilemma.” Harvard Business Review, June 2014. Mukunda, Gautam. “The Price of Wall Street's Power.” Harvard Business Review, June 2014, pp. 92.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B600 Daniel Minette Apr 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21 Mo 10:00-11:30 a.m. The R. R. Smith Center A

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