Posted on January 1, 2017

4 Nations Are Winning the Global War for Talent: U.S., U.K., Canada, and Austalia

via EconomicPolicyJournal.  Originally appeared in the WSJ.

The United States does attract the best and the brightest.

The world’s highly skilled immigrants are increasingly living in just four nations: the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia, according to new World Bank research paper, Global Talent Flows by Sari Pekkala Kerr, William Kerr, Çaǧlar Özden, Christopher Parsons.

“The high-skilled members of the next generation appear to be less tied to any particular location or national identity, but instead have mentalities and connections that are much more global in nature,” according to the paper.

While the share of the world’s population living outside their birth country has hovered around 3% since the 1960s, the highly-skilled component—defined as workers with at least one year of tertiary education—has risen more than three times as fast as the number of low-skilled immigrant workers. And China, India and Philippines have edged out the U.K. as the biggest supplier.

Despite efforts of non-English-speaking nations to attract high quality workers, almost 75% of the total OECD highly skilled workforce in 2010 lived in the four main Anglo-Saxon countries—almost 40% in the U.S. alone. Around 70% of engineers in Silicon Valley and 60% of doctors in Perth, Australia, were foreign-born in 2010.

“The U.S. has received an enormous net surplus of inventors from abroad, while China and India have been major source countries,” the study noted. In the last third of the 20th century, for instance, immigrants won 31% of all Nobel prizes—of whom more than half of these were at U.S. institutions.


Posted on Tuesday,  January 3, 2017

Majority of 2014 Workers in America: Truck Drivers

In 29 states truck drivers made up the majority of full-time working adults in 2014, NPR found. The trucking industry, it seems, is immune to the effects of globalization and automation — two trends that have sent blue-collar jobs in the U.S. spiraling toward extinction over the last four decades.

Keep reading . . . 

Posted Monday, January 16, 2017

Number of dentists on the rise:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment growth of 18 percent between 2014 and 2024, with 23,300 new openings.

A comfortable salary, low unemployment rate and agreeable work-life balance boost dentist to a top position on our list of Best Jobs.

The BLS observes the same growth and opportunities within this growth.

Growth like this will see a corresponding increase in management companies
“running the practice” allowing the dentists to treat patients without management


Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Gary North explains that “you have a moral obligation to leave behind more than you received when you were born.” 

Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2018:  Trend Tools

Institute for Supply ManagementWikipedia explains that

Institute for Supply Management (ISM) is the oldest, and the largest, supply management association in the world.[1] Founded in 1915, the U.S.-based not-for-profit educational association serves professionals and organizations with a keen interest in supply management, providing them education, training, qualifications, publications, information, and research.