human capital

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    Is the world running out of resources?

    In 1798, British economist Thomas Malthus published An Essay on the Principle of Population. In it, Malthus hypothesized that as the population grew, earth’s resources would become increasingly scarce, leading to the elimination of large swaths of the population by way of war, plague, or starvation. Not a rosy…
    Brooke Medina, March 3, 2021
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    Study: U.S. is 27th in the world in human capital

    “Measuring human capital: a systematic analysis of 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016” is a study published in Lancet that examines health and education outcomes.  Specifically, the researchers collected, standardized, and compared data on life expectancy, functional health status, educational attainment, and learning. Nordic countries and nations…
    Terry Stoops, October 2, 2018
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    Glaeser: Education is a panacea

    Edward Glaeser, an economics professor at Harvard University and Bloomberg View columnist, America to educate itself to prosperity!  For Glaeser, it all starts with politicians in Washington, That message should be a perfect fit for Republicans – the U.S. becomes smarter through competition and hard work. Years of research…
    Terry Stoops, October 26, 2011