Posts Tagged ‘human capital’

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    Stagnation or Education?

    Nov 19, 11 • 225 Views • No Comments

    Is the problem stagnation or education? For George Mason economist Tyler Cowen, it was all about his grandmother. Debating MIT economist Erik Brynjolfsson, Cowen reminded us that a long list of innovations including cars, antibiotics and refrigerators...  [read more]

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    Grade Inflation

    Jul 16, 11 • 270 Views • No Comments

    Recent research indicates college students are studying less. Between 1961 and 2003, full time college students diminished their study time from 40 to 27 hours a week. And yet, they have been getting higher grades. In 1940, 15% of all students got A’s....  [read more]

  • The Surprising Glass Ceiling in Sweden and France

    Saudi Women

    Jun 24, 11 • 283 Views • No Comments

    It is tough for a Saudi Arabian woman to get a driver’s license. Only in rural areas might you see women behind the wheel. Even with recent protests, imagine, to get to work, to pick up groceries, to take a child to the doctor, you need a man. And, if...  [read more]

  • For most economists, historians, social scientists, it is tough to avoid research bias

    Fictitious Billionaires

    May 8, 11 • 266 Views • No Comments

    Having amassed her fortune as CEO of an electronics empire and through her inheritance, The Office’s Jolene “Jo” Bennett is ranked #11 on this year’s Forbes Fictional 15. You might enjoy this (fictitious) Forbes interview of Ms....  [read more]

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    SAT Questions

    Apr 4, 11 • 264 Views • No Comments

    NFL draft candidates, supermarket cashiers, and college applicants all share one characteristic: A short-term test. To judge a draft candidate, the NFL might clock a 40-yard run. To decide the productivity of a cashier, researchers have timed how fast items...  [read more]