Clinton’s College Plan Ignores the Real Problem

Hillary Clinton is desperate to collect the votes of Millennials. She’s successfully bribed Sanders’ to campaign to woo his younger supporters, she’s mobilized popular entertainment figures, and she’s building a massive campus-based organization that will work in conjunction with other college mobilization efforts. “It is basically going to be non-stop once schools are in session,”…
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Clinton’s College Plan: Bad Policy Wrapped in Cynical Politics

Hillary Clinton is following in the long Democrat tradition of making popular promises they know are either poor policy or that they won’t have to keep. Of course, their political mastery lies in their ability to later justify their failure to accomplish these promises by blaming Republican intransigence (which, outside of politics, would simply be…
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Congratulations Class of 2016 – You Graduated With the Most Debt Yet!

When it comes to student loan debt, the Millennial generation is used to setting records. In 2012, student debt stretched to a record number of households – nearly 1 in 5 – with young adults bearing most of the burden. That figure was up from just 15 percent five years prior. In 2013, the total…
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In Pursuit of Disruption in Higher Education

The current system of higher education is a historical anachronism. Nearly untouched by the inexorable forward march of technology, the experience of going to college has remained largely the same for hundreds of years. Sure, students now take notes on laptops rather than in notebooks, whiteboards have replaced blackboards, and lectures can be downloaded and…
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How to Reduce the Cost of College: Moore’s Law vs.”The Law of More”

“Moore’s law” is the observation that the number of transistors in a microchip doubles approximately every two years. Although it sounds esoteric, the results of Moore’s law are astounding. It’s why computer prices have plummeted over the last two decades, it’s why we have the Xbox One rather than the Nintendo, it’s allowed us to…
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Democrats’ Student Loan Plan Versus Reality

Watching Democrat primary debates is an exercise in patience. Going in, you have to understand that you’re only going to hear one side of the story, you’re going to listen to candidates say things that make economists’ heads explode and you’re going to hear lots of plans to give away “free” stuff. This year is…
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Democrats’ Student Loan Plans Versus Reality

Watching Democrat primary debates is an exercise in patience. Going in, you have to understand that you’re only going to hear one side of the story, you’re going to listen to candidates say things that make economists’ heads explode and you’re going to hear lots of plans to give away “free” stuff. This year is…
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Senate Republicans Explore Alternative Ways for Students to Finance College

While the media is focused on Hillary Clinton’s and Bernie Sanders’ plans to subsidize student loan debt should they win the presidency, the real action on college costs is happening on forward-thinking universities. Chief among them is Purdue, where University President Mitch Daniels has long been working on innovative ways to reduce tuition prices and…
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Clinton’s Proposal on College Costs is About Politics, Not Policy

Hillary Clinton’s seems to believe that if she wants to replicate President Obama’s electoral success all she needs to do is emulate his campaign. She’s hiring the same top advisers, she’s using the same infrastructure, even the “Hillary for America” name is a direct rip-off of “Obama for America.” But the crucial ingredient is trying…
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Sorry Democrats, Fixing the College Tuition Crisis Requires More Than Subsidies

Young adults are fast becoming a political force to be reckoned with. If you had questions about our growing clout just watch the presidential candidates trip over themselves to try and solve the student loan conundrum. There is no doubt that we’re appreciative of the attention. After all, the average student now graduates with more…
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