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Federal Reserve Board backs up e-Literate in criticism of Brookings report on student debt

I have been very critical of the Brookings Institution report on student debt, particularly in my post “To see how illogical the Brookings Institution report on student loans is, just read the executive summary”. D’oh! It turns out that real … Continue reading

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To see how illogical the Brookings Institution report on student loans is, just read the executive summary

il·log·i·cal i(l)ˈläjikəl/ adjective lacking sense or clear, sound reasoning.  ((From Google’s definition)) There have been multiple articles both accepting the Brookings argument that “typical borrowers are no worse off now than they were a generation ago” and those calling out the … Continue reading

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A response to Bloomberg article on UCLA student fees

Megan McArdle has an article that was published in Bloomberg this week about the growth of student fees. The setup of the article was based on a new “$4 student fee to pay for better concerts”. To solve this problem, … Continue reading

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The Rising Non-Instructional Cost of College Exemplified By University of Minnesota

This past weekend the Wall Street Journal published an insightful article on administrative bloat at the University of Minnesota and how it typifies a major problem relating to rising tuition and student debt. The article is heavily based on the … Continue reading

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Postscript to “This Time Is Different: Enrollment and Employment Divergence”

In a post two days ago, I showed US data comparing enrollment and employment trends. The salient feature of the data that I called out was the significant divergence of the two trend lines since 2006. When you look at the … Continue reading

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