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Miracle Cure? Why We Should Open the Door to More Foreign-Trained Nurses

Editor’s note: On the September edition of Policy Watch, a webcast series brought to you by The Committee for Economic Development (CED) of The Conference Board, the authors, along with Executive Vice President...

September 01, 2016  |   Blog   |  Fiscal Health,  |  Health Care,  |  Sustainable Capitalism,



2016 Awards Dinner Spotlight: Takeshi Niinami

Which aspects of business leadership attracted you to aspire to become a CEO?I have always wanted to do something that benefits society. I figured that the most effective way to do that was to...

August 19, 2016  |   Blog



Strengthening the Early Childhood Workforce to Assure High-Quality Early Education

There is broad agreement among researchers across a wide range of disciplines— economists, neuroscientists, program evaluators,  and geneticists—that early education can give children a powerful start on the path that leads...

August 12, 2016  |   Blog   |  Early Learning,



On Brexit—and Learning from the Divorce

Many commentators have characterized the UK vote to separate from the European Union (EU), known as “Brexit” (for Britain’s exit), as a decision to break-up with—or “divorce”...

July 22, 2016  |   Blog   |  Fiscal Health,  |  Sustainable Capitalism,



The Economic Impact of Early Exposure to STEM Education

As the US continues to recover from the recession, optimism is rising about the health of our economy. A key factor people often turn to in evaluating economic health is the unemployment rate, which has...

June 21, 2016  |   Blog   |  College- and Career-Ready,  |  Postsecondary Education,



Turning "Cool" Into Productive:  Leveraging Innovation to Achieve (Macro) Economic Growth

Economists have been puzzling over the simultaneity of, on the one hand, obviously amazing, useful advances in digital technologies and products that we all value highly at a personal level, and yet, on the other...

June 14, 2016  |   Blog   |  Fiscal Health,



Is More Choice Always Better?

In economics, it is generally assumed that humans are perfectly rational actors – when presented with perfect information about an array of options, humans will make the logical decision, based on their personal preferences and...

June 07, 2016  |   Blog   |  Postsecondary Education,



The Work That Can’t Be Offshored or Automated

If you ask the man or woman on the street what he or she considers the “hot” new jobs of the future, chances are they’ll bring up some sexy-sounding tech sector...

April 26, 2016  |   Blog   |  Sustainable Capitalism,



Here’s How We Tackle Inequality

Increasing disparities in income and wealth threaten capitalism's sustainability. We as business leaders need to champion ways to improve equality of opportunity, or the nation risks losing support for its unique form of free-market...

April 07, 2016  |   Blog   |  Education,  |  Sustainable Capitalism,  |  Health Care,



Tackling Economic Inequality, Boosting Opportunity

Capitalism has underpinned the most prosperous nation known to man. But today, acute economic inequality threatens our system’s cohesion, capacity, and viability. Much of this inequality derives from lagging real income...

April 06, 2016  |     |  Sustainable Capitalism,



Top Healthcare Stories for 2016: Pay-for-Performance

On February 16 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) released their first set of clinical quality measures as part of their Core Quality Measures Collaborative –...

March 08, 2016  |   Blog   |  Health Care,



The New College Compact: More Harm than Good

I have a keen interest in higher education and have experienced it from multiple perspectives as I served as a Penn State Trustee for 33 years, after having been on the faculty for almost 20 years.I...

February 09, 2016  |   Blog   |  Postsecondary Education,



Who is the “Middle Class?”

The state of America’s middle class – together with its first cousin, the inequality issue – is all the rage of late.  Everybody has an opinion.  However, many of these many...

January 20, 2016  |   Blog   |  Sustainable Capitalism,  |  Fiscal Health,



How Can We Improve STEM Education?

President Obama will be spotlighting the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education in his final State of the Union address.And indeed, the attention is well-placed. Especially at the “mid-level”...

January 12, 2016  |   Blog   |  Education,



A Guide to Obama’s myRA Program

In the post-financial crisis world, many Americans, most notably Millennials, are woefully behind when it comes to saving enough for retirement. The National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) estimates that the U.S. retirement savings...

December 16, 2015  |   Blog   |  Millennialnomics,  |  Fiscal Health,



6 Takeaways from Scores on the New Common Core-Aligned Tests

Recently Massachusetts, known as a leader in K12 educational quality, made headlines by deciding to stop using one of the new, more rigorous tests aligned with the Common Core standards.  This is a real...

November 23, 2015  |   Blog   |  College- and Career-Ready,



How to Avoid a Millennial Retirement Crisis

According to Nerd Wallet, most of today’s college graduates will not be able to retire until age 73—more than a decade after the current average age of 61. Due to high student debt,...

November 04, 2015  |   Blog   |  Fiscal Health,



Which Skills are Most Important on the Job and Which Skills are in Short Supply?

The “skills gap” – the idea that the US is not producing enough workers with sufficient skills for future jobs – is a staple of business reports and business organizations.  The Conference...

September 22, 2015  |   Blog   |  College- and Career-Ready,  |  Postsecondary Education,



The Internet of Things Raises the Stakes on STEM Education

Imagine if the objects around us were interconnected to exchange information and allow us to monitor and control them remotely. In that scenario, the things we use in our personal and professional lives—home...

September 15, 2015  |   Blog



CED’s Petro Speaks on Boosting Postsecondary Education Performance

National student loan debt now clocks in at a staggering $1.2 trillion. Just four in ten Americans possess a college degree. To boot, a third of college graduates aren’t ready for the workforce, says...

August 27, 2015  |   Blog   |  Postsecondary Education,



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