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Why is college so expensive? (VIDEO)

Give students free money and the colleges will take it. Then they’ll raise prices. Then the students go and get more money from the government (taxpayers) and give it to the colleges again who then raise their prices. Rinse and...

Professors Aren’t Feeling the Economy’s Pain

I think there is much truth to what Mr. Kocherlakota has to say. The life of a professor, particularly the kind of professors we are talking about here, is pretty comfortable and insulated. That is one of the reasons they...

Faked peer reviews prompt 64 retractions

People like to think of academics as paragons of integrity whiling the hours teaching young minds in class or squirreled away in messy offices thinking up great things. Priests of knowledge. Dons walking leafy walkways while grad students scurry beneath...

How Student Debt Harms the Economy

Hard to buy a house when one already has the equivalent of a mortgage attached to one’s name. Hard to start a family when the Sallie Mae payments take all the money for diapers. Hard to start a business when...

How Financial Aid Drives Up the Cost of College

Give anyone who can register a pulse a student loan and guess what? All that money will find its way into the system and will inflate the cost of “education.” It’s simple. It seems obvious. And yet so many people...