Links From Around the Web

February 18, 2010 by Emsi Burning Glass

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Here’s an assortment of articles and videos on education, workforce development, and economic issues:

  • USA Today has a fascinating look at two cities in very different economic situations — Merced, Calif., and Lincoln, Neb. Merced has the second-highest unemployment rate (19.8%) in the nation; Lincoln has the second-lowest rate (4.1%).

  • Inside Higher Ed has this story on the rise of 2-year honors program at community colleges — and this story on how more community colleges students are being wooed by private colleges.

  • The New York Times‘ Freakonomics blog has an interesting piece on apple vendors during the Great Depression.

  • Joel Kotkin, editor of, talks to PBS about his new book, “The Next Hundred Million.”