Posts Tagged ‘human capital’

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    Human Capital: A Student Loan Crisis?

    Jul 14, 13 • 838 Views • No Comments

    1. During the great recession, student debt increased. 2. Consequently, student loan delinquencies went up. 3. But graduates are benefiting from their degrees. 4. For one type of a federal student loan held by close to 10 million people, the congressionally...  [read more]

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    Human Capital: Backup Singers

    Jun 27, 13 • 297 Views • No Comments

    Last night at the Nantucket Film Festival, I saw the new documentary, “20 Feet from Stardom.” Focusing on the (unknown) backup singers who worked with mega stars like Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger, the film had great music and a good story....  [read more]

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    Human Capital: How We Talk

    Jun 21, 13 • 266 Views • No Comments

    Joshua Katz, a graduate student at North Carolina State University, created a mesmerizing series of 122 visualizations showing regional differences in US pronunciation. Beyond statistics and linguistics, his data could have economic significance. But...  [read more]

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    Human Capital: Unemployment Predictions

    Jun 13, 13 • 367 Views • No Comments

    Tepid. Called “tepid,” during May, the US unemployment rate was 7.6% and job creation was an “okay” 175,000. The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution perfectly displays what tepid means. If we add 175,000 jobs monthly (orange...  [read more]

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    Human Capital: Electricity Matters

    May 30, 13 • 269 Views • No Comments

    After Hurricane Sandy struck my NJ area, a physician friend told me that, with no refrigeration, her vaccine supply spoiled. Imagine her temporary problem as a permanent condition in the developing world. Lack of dependable electricity affects vaccines and...  [read more]