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Income Inequality Institute Will Pay Paul Krugman $25,000 Per Month

Paul Krugman, the new face of Income Inequality From Gawker: Income Inequality Institute Will Pay Paul Krugman $25,000 Per Month The publicly funded City University of New York has offered Paul Krugman what it marketed as “a relatively comfortable perch” at … Continue reading

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Examining NCAA Labor Cartel Propaganda

Patrick T. Harker, President of the University of Delaware and NCAA propagandist (More on the NCAA labor cartel here) Recently the National Labor Relations Board (be sure to download their smartphone app – if you can think of a reason why … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart Weighs In On The NCAA Student-Athlete Labor Cartel

More on the NCAA Student-Athlete Labor Cartel here. Part 1: The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook   Part 2: The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show … Continue reading

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College Admission As A Positional Good

Is that a drawbridge they could could pull up once they’re inside? (Thor Swift for The New York Times) From the NYT: Best, Brightest and Rejected: Elite Colleges Turn Away Up to 95% The U.S. college admissions racket spun itself up … Continue reading

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How To Win An $18,000 Bonus For “Exceptional Athletic Achievements” Without Suiting Up

In my next event, I’ll be putting my coach in a headlock until he gives me rent money (See previous posts about the financial exploitation of college athletes here, here, and here.) Ohio State wrestler Logan Stieber won the NCAA … Continue reading

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Underpaying A Kansas College Basketball Player By $50,000 Per Month

From The Atlantic: If We Paid NCAA Basketball Players What They’re Really Worth, This Is What They’d Earn (Previous posts on the NCAA labor monopsony here and here.) Professor David Berri, who appears to specialize in these sorts of analyses, quantifies the … Continue reading

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How The 1% Get Paid

From the NYT:  N.Y.U. Gives Its Stars Loans for Summer Homes Question:  John Sexton, President of the non-profit New York University, for whom faculties of five of its schools voted “no confidence” this year, is compensated by which of the … Continue reading

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The World Now Selects For The Self-Motivated

From the NYT: It’s a 401(k) World Thomas Friedman enumerates the ways the last decades’ advances in hyperconnectedness benefit us and points out a more subtle evolution: What’s exciting is that this platform empowers individuals to access learning, retrain, engage in … Continue reading

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Retirees’ Social Security Checks Garnished for Unpaid Student Loans

From SmartMoney.com:  For Unpaid College Loans, Feds Dock Social Security (this article no longer exists) (A follow-up to Some Clear Thinking On Student Loans) The facts: 1.  The demand for college education has increased significantly in recent decades. 2.  College tuition … Continue reading

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Contributing to the Higher Education Bubble

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