So I’m not going to have time for a post on the whole report (pdf) today, but I’ve gotten through the first section and thought I would share some thoughts. The report, from Economic Mobility Project, is authored by researchers at the Heritage Foundation, which tends to emphasize the social and family impacts on economic mobility and poverty. They identify three categories of indicators: social, human, and financial capital. All this is fine and good and pretty standard. I basically have four complaints: three of which have to do with over-emphasis and the fourth is, as far as I can tell, just sloppiness.
Archive for September 18th, 2008
The Urban Institute is hosting a webcast that should be especially interesting to our friends at OU-Tulsa, called “Combating Medical Homelessness: What is the role for academic medicine?” This is obviously an issue we’re dealing with as an agency – what’s the best way to provide meaningful medical homes to every one of our children? CAP and the OU School of Community Medicine are partnering to make that happen. Anyway, the webcast is Oct. 1 at 8am. Description below the fold.
WHAT IS THE ROLE FOR ACADEMIC MEDICINE?
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
9:00-10:30 a.m. ET
To listen to the live audio webcast or a recording, register at http://urban.framewelder.com/.
I hope to have time today to comment on a new report out from the Economic Mobility Project (a consortium organized by Pew of thinkers from Brookings, the Urban Institute, the Heritage Foundation, and the American Enterprise Institute – strange bedfellows indeed!). The report is titled “Pathways to Economic Mobility: Key Indicators” and here’s a teaser in the form of a chart:
Considering that 39.9% is left unexplained, I guess we have some work on our hands.
Also, for the Diama’s of the world, CNBC is airing a series called “The Business of Innovation” that is all about making business innovation a reality.