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Millions Head Back to College This Week -- Why?

(12) Comments | Posted August 29, 2013 | 5:40 PM

Hoover, Housing, and Higher Education: Years of Systemic Gaming Gone Awry

In the 1920s, Herbert Hoover is said to have promised a chicken in every pot. And while that quote turned out to be attributed inaccurately, nonetheless, it is part of our cultural lore. Soon after, the American dream was...

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Congress, Debt, and One Trillion Reasons Why...

(4) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 5:56 PM

Two worrisome economic events were reported yesterday that just might be missed in light of the country's attention on the horrific events unfolding in Boston, Massachusetts and West, Texas this past week.

Student loan debt, which slid past the trillion-dollar mark a few months back, has now...

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'Shake the World': How To Successfully Start Your Own Business

(92) Comments | Posted December 27, 2011 | 7:13 AM

Where do jobs come from?

According to Kaufman Foundation research, a high percentage of newly created jobs come from young, small companies. Even excluding startups, the Kaufman Foundation reports that two thirds of the 12 million jobs added to the U.S. economy in 2007 were at firms less...

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In Anticipation of Your Jobs Speech, Mr. President

(0) Comments | Posted September 7, 2011 | 3:37 PM

Last week, in addition to the grim and disappointing August jobs data, the New York Times fleshed out the numbers by running a story that showcased a 2009 Dartmouth graduate working as a waitress at a Weehawken, New Jersey restaurant for $2.17 an hour plus tips, and CNN...

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Arnold and Maria: A Model for Bipartisan Politics?

(1) Comments | Posted August 4, 2011 | 11:08 AM

It was widely reported that this past weekend Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, along with two of their children, had lunch in Beverly Hills to celebrate Arnold's 64th birthday.

Shriver, a Democrat, and Schwarzenegger, a Republican, have always been able to put aside their partisan politics and...

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The Gatekeepers Have Changed: What Can You Teach Jack Welch?

(4) Comments | Posted July 25, 2011 | 10:34 AM

In the Sunday, July 17th Jobs section of the New York Times, Kathy Calvin, the Chief Executive of the United Nations Foundation, said, "If I had it to do over, I'd probably bring more young people into the organization at an earlier stage." She then added, "I remember...

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Trickle Down Unemployment and Corporate Slight of Hand

(57) Comments | Posted July 14, 2011 | 12:04 PM

If you graduated from a private university in 1982, your tuition and room and board would have run about $5,000 per year -- or $20,000 for a four-year undergraduate degree. When you graduated, the employment environment was equally dismal to what we face today (unemployment was...

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