Skills Can Tip the Scales, According to Some; It’s Political Power, According to Others

David Brooks lays out some of the recently touted debates about the causes of economic inequality in his opinion piece in The New York Times, “The Temptations of Hillary.” Some economic theorists claim that the income gap results from a skills gap; others, claim the gap represents the distance between those who do and those who do not wield political power. Brooks argues that government subsidized jobs are not the answer to today’s economic woes.

Online courses that supply digital badges may help to demonstrate acquired skills.


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