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Fairweather Consulting Sponsors NYSEDC Softball Tournament

Fairweather Consulting Sponsors NYSEDC Softball Tournament

In a close contest, the home team beat the visitors  8 to 6 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY.  The accompanying photo shows the home team’s starting pitcher giving up the first of the 5 runs he allowed in the opening frame. A strong relief appearance by CPL’s Andrew Kosa and timely hitting bailed him […]

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Does Your College Major Determine Your Economic Destiny?

Does Your College Major Determine Your Economic Destiny?

That is what is often suggested in coverage of education and employment prospects.  However, a recent study by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce suggests the real picture is a bit more complicated.  The Wall Street Journal explains it all below:   The print story is here.

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Want More Entrepreneurs?  Raise Welfare Benefits!

Want More Entrepreneurs? Raise Welfare Benefits!

Over at the Atlantic, Walter Frick has a piece on the relationship between public welfare benefits and entrepreneurship.  The meme in the media is that the more generous the benefits, the greater the dependency, the less the initiative.  Logical, but according to some recent research, dead wrong: Entrepreneurs are actually more likely than other Americans […]

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The Changing Geography of Asian Americans

The Changing Geography of Asian Americans

Over at New Geography Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox have a piece about the changing residential patterns among Asian Americans and how those changes could affect the US economy: Asia is now the largest source of legal immigrants to the U.S., constituting 40% of new arrivals in 2013. They are the country’s highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing […]

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The “Skills Gap” Redux. . . One More Time

The “Skills Gap” Redux. . . One More Time

Workforce development issues are an important focus of our work and have been for many years.  Predictably, as the economy shows some signs of growth, the discussion of skills shortages start to proliferate.  This blog recently featured a piece from the Atlantic that looked at whether any skills shortages can be traced to failures in […]

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The “Skills Gap” Redux

The “Skills Gap” Redux

This time it is the Atlantic that is shocked! shocked! that the skills of US students trail their contemporaries: Young American workers today are more educated than ever before, but the nation’s largest generation is losing its edge against the least and most educated of other countries, according to a provocative new report. The report’s […]

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