David Brooks writes in today's New York Times
about the two different economies
in the United States. The manufacturing economy is prospering because it has learned to use technology to reduce people costs, boost productivity, and increase profits in the face of global competition. By contrast the economic sectors that don't face global competition—notably government, healthcare, and education—are not prospering.
One of the down-stream effects of this economic rift is the rise of the entrepreneurial information worker who sells his/her skills on a job-by-job basis. The education community at large has not come to grips with the significance of this economic trend.When educators talk about entrepreneurs, most of the time what they hav...