Posts Tagged ‘human capital’

  • For centuries technology transfer has been stolen and shared.

    When Is Technology Transfer Okay?

    Jun 10, 14 • 406 Views • No Comments

    During the 18th century, Sweden gave cash to its “spies” in England so they could buy copper and iron production secrets. Meanwhile, England issued a patent to a chemist who just returned from Russia with a new brewing method. Moving in the...  [read more]

  • Underutilized female human capital conveyed through gender issues and abolitionist movement in The Invention of Wings

    Gender Issues: The Invention of Wings

    Jun 2, 14 • 503 Views • No Comments

    Our Monday gender issues focus Combine 1 great read, 2 crucial issues and 3 memorable women (2 who really existed) and you get The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Through a lens that focuses on slavery and women’s rights, The Invention of...  [read more]

  • Limited by men who want to take control female power, past and present female literacy is among the major gender issues.

    Gender Issues: Literate Women

    May 19, 14 • 548 Views • No Comments

    For millennia, men have tried to stop women from learning to read. Before we look back, I wanted to share these World Bank maps that let us see the status of female literacy, 2009-2013 Female Literacy in Developing Nations: Worldwide ratios of female to...  [read more]

  • Political gender equity improves human capital far beyond politics

    Why Do We Need More King Peggys?

    Apr 28, 14 • 397 Views • No Comments

    Our Monday Gender Issue: Having a woman as the king of an African fishing village can make a big difference. During 2008, a secretary who works at Ghana’s Washington DC embassy  got a middle of the night call at her home in Silver Spring, Maryland....  [read more]

  • Robotic milkers increase dairy farm productivity and make cows happy.

    The Robot Milkers That Cows Like

    Apr 24, 14 • 1429 Views • No Comments

    It appears that cows prefer robot milkers. Rather than following a human schedule of pre-dawn mornings and late afternoons, the robots respond to what the cows want. Perhaps 5 or 6 times a day, the cows line up in front of the milker, waiting, as milk cups...  [read more]