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Industries of the Future

Today, we talk about what kind of jobs will drive the next economy. Alec Ross, a distinguished visiting fellow at Johns Hopkins, has written the book he wishes someone had put in his hands when he was growing up in West Virginia three decades ago. "Industries of the Future" draws on his four years of travels as Secretary of State Clinton’s Senior Advisor on Innovation, a half-million miles observing developments in 41 countries. Parts of it are breathlessly gee-whiz, look-what’s-just-around-the-corner, and parts of it tell a cautionary tale for middle-class workers in developed economies like the United States.