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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.

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February 23, 2024 4:06 pm

Study What You Love or Study What Will Make You Money?

There’s a better way to think about—and talk to young people about—college.
Brent Orrell
January 12, 2024 5:32 am

Get Ready for AI-Driven Skill Democratization

Lower-skilled workers stand to “level up” while higher-skilled workers see their value decline, but the consequences could be hard to…
Brent Orrell
November 21, 2023 5:32 am

How AI with ‘Theory of Mind’ Could Help in the Workplace

The practical advantages of machines better at interpreting, explaining, and anticipating human actions.
Brent Orrell
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