Posts Tagged ‘human capital’

  • Human capital and Prop 8

    A New Reason to Marry

    Nov 25, 13 • 391 Views • No Comments

    Traditionally, marriage has been about specialization and “production complementarities.” With the husband in the labor force and the wife at home, their division of labor resembled a small factory. He supplied the income and she was the...  [read more]

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    State By State Gender Pay Gaps

    Nov 18, 13 • 666 Views • No Comments

    At 15 cents, the gender wage gap is smallest in Vermont and Nevada. It expands to 36 cents in Wyoming. Comparing all women to all men, though, is tricky. We have the single female professionals who have no gender wage gap and other women who do. We throw...  [read more]

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    How Might the SEC Relate to SNL?

    Nov 11, 13 • 690 Views • No Comments

    Starting with an excellent New Yorker magazine profile of SEC Chair Mary Jo White, I wound up at Saturday Night Live. First, some background on Ms. White: A tough federal prosecutor and top partner at a prestigious law firm, a fiercely competitive runner and...  [read more]

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    One Reason That Lady Gaga Cannot Sing in the Paris Métro

    Nov 7, 13 • 526 Views • Comments Off

    For the right to perform in almost all of Paris’s 303 stations, you have to audition in front of a committee composed of 2 Métro employees, 2 members of the public and the artistic director. At spring and autumn tryouts, 2000 or so people compete each...  [read more]

  • Charisma and Glamour with human capital equal success

    Charisma or Glamour Power?

    Nov 2, 13 • 765 Views • No Comments

    Jackie Kennedy had glamour while Eleanor Roosevelt had charisma. In her blog and soon to be published book, Bloomberg View writer Virginia Postrel describes the difference: Or, as she explains, “Charisma is a personal quality that inspires followers to...  [read more]