Emillee Bell


Dependable, Intermediate, Young Adult, Employment, Future, Technology, Education, History

Document Type

Book Review


What will careers look like in 2050? Harris winds her way through the past to unravel the economic trends of today to predict the future work infrastructure. The middle class, made possible by the industrial revolution and several wars in the past two centuries, erodes quickly in the face of the technological revolution, globalization, and rise of the gig economy. Generation after generation are increasingly prone to switch jobs and even careers throughout their lives. Retirement is becoming a thing of the past, as the life expectancy in the United States increases. Innovative solutions for future employment, benefits, and careers are being tested as we speak, and training in specific fields, like technology and health, are being made accessible to the downtrodden middle class.