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Higher Ed Bubble
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The Meaning of Middlebury

Why the cultivation of the mind is at odds with “passion” and “engagement.”

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.

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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.

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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?

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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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Political Economy

If America’s economic momentum persists, Trump may once again prove harder to stop than his opponents imagine.

Reforming China

Even a Chinese state think tank speaks the ugly truth.

Higher Ed Shake Up

Ten months of code camp beats four years of ‘business communications’.

Middle East Aflame

General Mattis wants an early chance to roll back Iranian gains in the region, and despite the risks, Yemen seems like a tempting place to start.

Development in Africa

Events in Ivory Coast remind us that rising expectations produce more revolutions than poverty.


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