Symbolic Analyst

Robert Reich term: step up from generic white-collar worker

  • definition
  • review of his Work Of Nations - Reich divides American jobs into three broad categories for assessing their contribution to new the global economy. These are "symbolic-analytic" services, routine production services, and "in-person" services.
  • Dec2003 article - To be sure, symbolic analysts are popping up all over the world. More than half of all Fortune 500 companies say they're outsourcing some software development or expanding their own development centers outside the U.S. But apart from recessions, demand for symbolic analysts in the U.S. will continue to grow faster than the supply. No other country does a better job preparing its citizens for symbolic analysis.
  • Jim McGee: 2002-03-22-b
  • interview

survivor of the New Economy?

the Creative Class?

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