Comments on: What would happen if investments in people succeeded? http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/10/22/what-would-happen-if-investments-in-people-succeeded/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Eericsonjr http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/10/22/what-would-happen-if-investments-in-people-succeeded/comment-page-1/#comment-44117 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 16:38:56 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=19135#comment-44117 Private Equity: the way for smart, rich lazy motherflippers to get even richer.

Public investment in people? No percentage in that. Communism by another name.

Remember: passive income is massive income!

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By: JDelage http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/10/22/what-would-happen-if-investments-in-people-succeeded/comment-page-1/#comment-44115 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:18:13 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=19135#comment-44115 I think this model could maybe work for a small college. Students would get free tuition, housing & supplies, etc, in exchange for 10% of their pre-tax income, ad vitam eternam. The college could start by offering math & programming, and expand into other STEM fields overtime.

Obviously, it would probably never offer psychology & visual arts…

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By: mushr00m http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/10/22/what-would-happen-if-investments-in-people-succeeded/comment-page-1/#comment-44112 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:16:15 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=19135#comment-44112 What happens to this debt during bankruptcy? Is it considered a secured loan ;).

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By: Panley http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/10/22/what-would-happen-if-investments-in-people-succeeded/comment-page-1/#comment-44111 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:51:45 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=19135#comment-44111 The highly successful outliers will be the first to default.

As happened for instance with German tennis player Tommy Haas, who defaulted in 1999 as he started winning tournaments…

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By: dWj http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/10/22/what-would-happen-if-investments-in-people-succeeded/comment-page-1/#comment-44101 Mon, 22 Oct 2012 23:51:00 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=19135#comment-44101 “If they succeed and reach scale, will … our future incomes be reliably predicted by newly developed algorithms?”

Yes, at least to some extent; if our future incomes are not reliably (at all) predicted by newly developed algorithms, they will not succeed and reach scale. Which, in fact, is part of the reason they will not succeed and reach scale.

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