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Higher Ed Bubble
Higher Ed Bubble
Student Debt Crisis Shows No Signs of Abating

Outstanding student loan debt now stands at over a trillion dollars, and millions of borrowers are in dire straits.

Higher Ed Bubble
More Ominous Statistics for Higher Ed Industry

The data point to serious financial trouble on the horizon for non-elite colleges. This could be a good thing in the long term.

Higher Ed Bubble
Law Schools Still Have A Ways To Fall

Law schools are responding to reduced demand by offering more financial aid, lowering admission standards, or lowering tuition. But market forces will force much bigger changes than that on legal education over the long term.

Higher Ed Bubble
Colleges Rack Up Debt to Build Luxurious Dorms

Colleges are doubling down on luxurious housing even as student loan debt mounts. Most troubling is that states are using bonds to finance new construction.

Higher Ed Bubble
At Google, It Pays to Have Passed on College

College isn’t for everyone—especially in its current form—but good jobs are hard to find if you pass on the B.A. But could Google be leading the way toward a shift in hiring practices?

Higher Ed Bubble
How Much Is a College Degree Worth?

How much do employers actually care what students learn in college? According to a new podcast with GMU’s Bryan Caplan, not much.

Higher Ed Bubble
How to Fight Administrative Bloat on Campus

In the past month alone, two studies have confirmed that administrative hiring has skyrocketed over the past few decades and has contributed significantly to the rise in tuition. Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds has some good ideas for how the higher-ed industry can reverse this trend.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

Higher Education Watch

Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.

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