Clinton’s Plan to Reduce College Costs Could Actually Fuel a Tuition Spiral

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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Could Student Loans Be the Next Subprime Crisis?

The subprime mortgage crisis was a disaster built in the shadows of the financial system. Banks were making home loans to people with shaky finances on the wishful idea that home prices wouldn’t fall. Those loans were pooled in mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations and markets snapped them up without a second thought as…
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Millennials Aren’t A “Lost Generation” – At Least, Not All of Us

“Millennials are either impressively optimistic or blissfully ignorant,” writes Fusion’s Rob Wile. The snide comment comes on the heels of a Fusion survey which found that more than a quarter of young adults expect to become millionaires even though 28 percent lack full-time jobs and 46 percent still live at home with their parents. Fortunately,…
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College Debt is Busting the Budgets of a Generation – It’s Time for Change

The policy discussion over how to address college costs is faring almost as poorly as the discussion of health care costs that occurred several years ago. There is clearly a recognition that something is dramatically wrong, but the political left and right are miles apart in how to fix it. Conservatives view the higher education…
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