REUTERS/Brian Snyder - Teacher Elizabeth Moguel poses for a photograph with her seventh grade Latin class at Boston Latin School in Boston, Massachusetts September 17, 2015.

Blog Post | Big ideas for reforming college

Impact bonds for human capital investments

November 3, 2015, Arnold Packer

Arnold Packer explains his proposal for human resource bonds, which would use private investment to fund human resource developments like a college education.

  • In the News

    A huge portion of the region’s advanced industries presence owes to 50 years of accumulated technology capabilities, purchasing, and human capital development through the military industrial complex... That’s where ultimately all of our biotech, software, and now cyber and big analytics capacities come from.

    August 23, 2015, Mark Muro, The Washington Post
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    We now have to turn to a mode of “intelligent austerity” and take advantage of the low interest rates to invest in infrastructure, human capital (…) those are socially profitable investments.

    May 7, 2015, Ernesto Talvi, World Economic Forum
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    People are very interested in investing in education right now, partly because it’s a tough job market. They can’t find work, and also to get the jobs they’d like to have, they need more skills.

    November 27, 2012, Karen Dynan, The Washington Post
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    Leaders must be very intentional in raising the skills and education levels of the fastest-growing portions of our population. Our global competitiveness, our innovative capacities, will hinge on our ability to arm Latinos, Asians and African Americans with the skills and tools they need to thrive in our economy.

    October 10, 2012, Amy Liu, Nashville Business Journal
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    There are a lot of steps between when the raw data are collected and we end up with estimates of the unemployment rate, where either mistakes or purposeful manipulation could affect things. But the people in the Bureau of Labor Statistics are much more loyal to their professional duties than they are to the person who happens to be holding office at the time, and who may not be there in six month’s time.

    October 5, 2012, Gary Burtless, National Public Radio
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    To keep pace with the growth in [America's] working-age population, employers need to add between 90,000 and 100,000 jobs every month.

    June 15, 2012, Gary Burtless, Xinhua