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Human Capitalism: How Economic Growth Has Made Us Smarter--and More Unequal #2019

Human Capitalism How Economic Growth Has Made Us Smarter and More Unequal What explains the growing class divide between the well educated and everybody else Noted author Brink Lindsey a senior scholar at the Kauffman Foundation argues that it s because economic expansion

  • Title: Human Capitalism: How Economic Growth Has Made Us Smarter--and More Unequal
  • Author: Brink Lindsey
  • ISBN: 9781400845729
  • Page: 384
  • Format: ebook
  • Human Capitalism: How Economic Growth Has Made Us Smarter--and More Unequal By Brink Lindsey, What explains the growing class divide between the well educated and everybody else Noted author Brink Lindsey, a senior scholar at the Kauffman Foundation, argues that it s because economic expansion is creating an increasingly complex world in which only a minority with the right knowledge and skills the right human capital reap the majority of the economic rewards.What explains the growing class divide between the well educated and everybody else Noted author Brink Lindsey, a senior scholar at the Kauffman Foundation, argues that it s because economic expansion is creating an increasingly complex world in which only a minority with the right knowledge and skills the right human capital reap the majority of the economic rewards The complexity of today s economy is not only making these lucky elites richer it is also making them smarter As the economy makes ever greater demands on their minds, the successful are making ever greater investments in education and other ways of increasing their human capital, expanding their cognitive skills and leading them to still higher levels of success But unfortunately, even as the rich are securely riding this virtuous cycle, the poor are trapped in a vicious one, as a lack of human capital leads to family breakdown, unemployment, dysfunction, and further erosion of knowledge and skills In this brief, clear, and forthright eBook original, Lindsey shows how economic growth is creating unprecedented levels of human capital and suggests how the huge benefits of this development can be spread beyond those who are already enjoying its rewards.

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    1 thought on “Human Capitalism: How Economic Growth Has Made Us Smarter--and More Unequal

    1. Short but dense at times read that gives even handed, thoughtful comments on why inequality is increasing and well explored ideas on what can or can not be done about it Really enjoyed the comments arguments about nurture versus nature in predicting how socieconomic status passes from one generation to the next.

    2. An interesting even handed take on the rise of inequality and the decrease in social mobility since the mid 70 s The rising skill level required of work with the increasing value given to education in abstract reasoning, and the different parenting practices by class have led to greater differences in success His prescription of solutions for the problems are less persuasive.

    3. Nice insights I m not a libertarian like the author but I found a lot of interesting points in his argument Though some of his solutions may be lacking he did a great job at describing one of the biggest issues of our day how the human species is diverting into two unequal groups.

    4. A short book that lays out the economic need for human skills in abstract thinking, persistence, delay of rewards for future goals, etc against the cultural resistance to these skills by lower income groups He gives thoughtful solutions which do not include moral bashing Very thoughtful, well researched with good notes, and evenly balanced.

    5. An accessible account of the benefits and challenges of growth, synthesizing some of the leading research from economics and sociology, by an unconventional libertarian I enjoyed listening to this on Audible.

    6. Brink Lindsey is a great writer, always challenging us to think about things in a new way that seems obvious only afterwards That s the mark of a wise man.

    7. This book explains, very convincingly, that there will not be enough work for everybody in the future.

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