Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Things that make me think all night 

While looking for something else for a student, I came across this from the Dallas Fed's annual report. The whole collection of these, featuring the work of economist Michael Cox and business reporter Richard Alm, are well worth your time. But this was one of those charts I thought was really creative.

What fascinated me was the focus on creativity and the absence of growth in the most recent economic expansion for people of analytical skills. We have known for quite some time that the returns to physical skills -- turning screws and lifting bales -- have fallen. But the middle two categories are the ones that will make me wonder all night: Why?

Got teens thinking about careers? Show them this.