Conference Paper

American leadership in the human capital century: have the virtues of the past become the vices of the present?

Abstract: America led other nations by a wide margin in the provision of general, formal education to the masses and did so because of characteristics -virtues -that were shaped by New World endowments and republican ideology. Almost all of these virtues are now being questioned, and in the twenty-first century an entirely new set of virtues could emerge.

Keywords: Education;

Status: Published in Education in the 21st century: meeting the challenges of a changing world

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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Part of Series: Conference Series ; [Proceedings]

Publication Date: 2002

Volume: 47

Issue: Jun

Pages: 25-35