Anheuser-Busch Briefing Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H St NW, Washington, D.C.
Registration and Breakfast: 8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Reihan Salam, one of the sharpest policy writers out there, notes that we may want to reconsider how think about human capital. He starts by highlighting the work of NCF Scholar Nick Schulz on “Human Capital in a Global Age,” and then turns to describing a decentralized framework for boosting our stock of human capital. Together with others like Clayton Christensen, Reihan sees customers (not just workers) as being part of the human capital equation, and broader skills, such as being able to search on Google, as part of a new set of ways to create value.
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Quartz named the 5 “most disruptive technologies of 2012.” Here’s what made the short list:
Bret Swanson, one of our own NCF scholars, asks in Forbes, “Does it make sense to govern 21st century computer networks with 20th century phone regulations?”
Thanks to fear over the fiscal cliff, Neil Irwin writes that “there are clear signs of the business sector holding back: Most notably, equipment and software spending by firms declined in the third quarter for the first time in nearly two years.”