FRANK LEVY QUOTES

American economist, author, & educator

Computers are Janus-faced, helping to create jobs even as they destroy jobs.

FRANK LEVY, The New Division of Labor

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Writing about an economy is like writing about a river. The backdrop is the motion, a constant evolution with no beginning or end. The stories mix human effort and impersonal forces, sometimes working together, sometimes in opposition.

FRANK LEVY, The New Dollars and Dreams: American Incomes in the Late 1990s

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Too many moderately skilled people are chasing too few moderately skilled jobs with a resulting downward pressure on wages.

FRANK LEVY, "Education and Inequality in the Creative Age", Cato Unbound: A Journal of Debate

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Getting an education by itself, of course, does not guarantee financial success. There must, after all, be an increase in demand for educated labor to match the increase in supply.

FRANK LEVY, The Economic Future of American Families: Income and Wealth Trends

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America is a country where an opportunity society and a class society coexist within the same borders.

FRANK LEVY, The New Dollars and Dreams: American Incomes in the Late 1990s

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Firms adopt computers to gain a particular competitive advantage. Realizing computers' potential requires reorganizing work. As computers proliferate in the workplace, the jobs they create, destroy, and change are the byproduct of this work reorganization.

FRANK LEVY, The New Division of Labor: How Computers Are Creating the Next Job Market

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