Posts Tagged ‘human capital’

  • Human capital helps GDP Grow

    The Supreme Court, Starbucks and Human Capital

    Oct 12, 12 • 289 Views • No Comments

    Saying affirmative action was the reason she was rejected from the University of Texas, Abigail Fisher sued. The University responded that it was okay for race to be a part of their admissions process. And Starbucks, Wal-Mart and 55 other prominent US...  [read more]

  • The Surprising Glass Ceiling in Sweden and France

    A Female Friendly (Industrial) City?

    Aug 16, 12 • 390 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes it is tough to make your economy more productive. In Saudi Arabia, just one woman at the office means you have to have a thick barrier separating her from everyone else. She needs her own entrance, her own bathroom, and a security guard to be sure...  [read more]

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    Yahoo’s New CEO

    Jul 18, 12 • 350 Views • No Comments

    Headline from CNN Money: “New Yahoo CEO Mayer is Pregnant” 1992: The title of a male CEO’s speech that was reprinted in the Christian Science Monitor: “A Pregnant CEO: In Whose Lifetime?” (Implying the unlikelihood.) 2012: From...  [read more]

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    Temperature Matters

    Jul 12, 12 • 451 Views • No Comments

    Shot on July 2, 1881, President Garfield lay dying in a room with the first air conditioner.  Naval engineers, whose primary expertise was ventilating mining shafts, had been called in to help the ailing leader. The cooling device they assembled was composed...  [read more]

  • Self-interest represents the seeds that blossom into economic growth.

    How Wealthy is Your Nation?

    Jul 5, 12 • 340 Views • No Comments

    When someone asks about your wealth, don’t you consider more than your income? A new UN report explains where countries might do the same thing. The report suggests that we focus more on a country’s land and capital assets. By land, they mean...  [read more]