The talent gap is not an empty theoretical construct created by economists. It is real and tangible, and it is negatively affecting business and our country, particularly during the last several years. American business must step up to the plate, but we cannot do it alone.
Managers want job applicants to be able to fly and see through walls. Managers want what they want, but as my husband's friends used to say on the southwest side of Chicago, "People in Hell want ice water."