According to the U.S. Department of Labor, one in five women are currently working part-time jobs because they can't find full-time work. Prior to the recession, that number was less than one in ten.
In a time of fear-based, dog-eat-dog capitalism, why in the world would the stewards of the free marketplace give their stuff or services away for the common good?
Student debt now totals up to $550 billion -- a significant part of the nation's debt. According to James Altucher, college costs have risen 1000% in the past 30 years -- outpacing healthcare, which has risen 700%, and inflation, which has risen "only" 300%.