Lots to recommend on the economy and education. The two areas we work on.
On the future of manufacturing, two terrific Atlantic articles. The bottom line from both is that manufacturing is going to continue to be an important part of the American economy. We have competitive advantages both in traditional mass production and in making constantly changing products. But that more and more of the work in factories are going to be done by machines and that high wage factory work is gone.
On policy two thought provoking articles that argue we need big change:
- A Foreign Affairs article by Fareed Zakaria: Can America Be Fixed?
- A the American Interest article by Walter Russell Mead: The Once and Future Liberalism
On the threat to quality education from online and unbundled education:
- A Huffington Post story entitled Online Schools Face Backlash Amid Exploding Popularity, States Question Academic Results
- A Reuters stroy entitled: Classes a la carte: States test a new school model
On college two important New York Times articles. One on the decline in education mobility in America; kids not getting more college degrees than their parents. The other on how to choose a college to attend: