Human Capital

The Vigorous Virtues

David Brooks addresses the issue of national decline in his September 1, 2011 New York Times Op-Ed, "The Vigorous Virtues."

He asks, "is America on the way down, and, if so, what can be done about it?" Brooks then analyzes the roles of government, particular political figures, and education in restoring "the vigorous virtues" of America.

"In the first place, there is the need to rebuild America’s human capital. The United States became the wealthiest nation on earth primarily because Americans were the best educated. [...] more about The Vigorous Virtues