Britain ranked second only to Sweden in table of most advanced countries – Telegraph

5 Forces Model of Michael Porter

5 Forces Model of Michael Porter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an interesting new economic measure by Michael Porter at Harvard et al, reported in the Telegraph. Check it out!

via Britain ranked second only to Sweden in table of most advanced countries – Telegraph.

Personally, I recently visited the UK and was amazed at how bad the airports were, compared to South East Asia and China.

The trouble with this sort of measure is the weightings given by the economists.

What do you think?

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Many Colleges and Universities Face Financial Problems – NYTimes.com

The New York Times

The New York Times (Photo credit: Scott Beale)

This is a very interesting article in the NYT on the financial difficulties faced by many US colleges and universities. Check it out!

via Many Colleges and Universities Face Financial Problems – NYTimes.com

Personally, I think that the higher education sector in many countries like the US, the UK and France is overdue for a major clear-out. Other than the top, prestigious establishments, quality is very mixed and students increasingly struggle to justify the costs because of high levels of youth unemployment.

What do you think?

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