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Student Loan Bubble
Student Loan Bubble
Colleges Need Skin in the Game

A higher education reform policy Democrats and Republicans should be able to agree on.

Student Loan Bubble
Private Colleges Fight to Keep Data Away from Students

Private colleges have fought against a federal system that would make data on graduation rates and employment outcomes available to students. This idea’s time may finally have arrived, however: Both parties have gotten behind it.

Student Loan Bubble
Is Student Debt Contributing to Wealth Inequality?

Student loan debt is exacerbating the wealth gap between wealthy students and their less well-off peers.

Student Loan Bubble
University Grifters Get Rich on Student Loans

For-profit American colleges are making their money by preying on disadvantaged and mentally ill students.

Student Loan Bubble
Federal Debt Collectors Get Tough with College Grads

As student debt is elevated to a nation crisis, the feds have become very aggressive—some might say abusive—about fighting bankruptcy cases from distressed borrowers. This has touched off a debate on whether the government has overstepped its bounds by going after students. It’s an ugly situation, but the real problem lies with the federal loans themselves.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

The real stumbling block to Democratic legislative power.

brave new world

An Australian account of China’s gains doubles as a bleak assessment of Obama’s legacy in the region.

Crude Economics

London is using both carrot and stick to keep offshore oil output up.

Greeks Bearing Debts

Greece’s recurrent crisis is the result of bad Greek and German decisions alike. Only one is in year eight of a depression as a result.

Frack Baby Frack

Abundant shale gas brought natural gas prices to historic lows—and made the US a net exporter of the hydrocarbon.

WRM Elsewhere

Walter Russell Mead tackles the question.

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