Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Required Reading

David Brooks (this is an equal opportunity blog) on the most critical issue coloring America's future: the decline in educational attainment.
[The] populists are going to have to grapple with the Goldin, Katz and Heckman research, which powerfully buttresses the arguments of those who emphasize human capital policies. It’s not globalization or immigration or computers per se that widen inequality. It’s the skills gap. Boosting educational attainment at the bottom is more promising than trying to reorganize the global economy.

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