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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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Suburban Renewal:  Re-Using Dead Shopping Malls

Suburban Renewal: Re-Using Dead Shopping Malls

The Atlantic recently ran a story on the fate of some of the nation’s many abandoned “big box” malls.  Their fate is somewhat surprising: The Highland Mall in Austin, Texas, for instance, was named one of “America’s Most Endangered Malls” by U.S. News & World Report in 2009. One of the first suburban malls 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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A Diverse Student Body Needs Diverse Approaches to Learning

A Diverse Student Body Needs Diverse Approaches to Learning

No surprise:  research suggests that higher education isn’t a “one-size-fits all” concern.  A recent piece in the Atlantic describes some of the latest thinking in this regard: The results of [a study by Kelly Hogan, a biology professor at the University of North Carolina, and Sarah L. Eddy, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of […]

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