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Higher Education Bubble

9 Striking Similarities Between the Housing Bubble and The Higher Education Bubble

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

It's amazing how many similarities there are between what happened in housing and what's happening in higher education. Considering the causes and outcomes of the housing bubble may help inform what might happen in higher education.

Higher Education: The Coming Shakeout

Robert Kuttner | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Just as markets over-built housing, mispriced mortgages and bid up prices beyond the real financial capacity of homebuyers, America's colleges and universities have over-expanded and over-priced their product. We are getting an education bubble with dynamics similar to the late housing bubble. As more and more students find themselves with debts that exceed the salaries offered by the current job market, colleges have expanded beyond the capacity of their markets. Some kind of shakeout is coming. The question is: what kind. Clearly, our society cannot afford the current rate of expansion of higher education costs. We've reached the limits of piling these expenses onto students. But as resources become more scarce, as the consequences of over-expansion hit, the social risk is that the shoe will pinch even more intensely in the wrong places.

Tiny Bubbles: A Growth Industry for Jazz?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 06.26.2013 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

With all of the discussions regarding the sad state of jazz careers, it would be surprising indeed to find that jazz has experienced a significant growth spurt in recent years, but it has.

Student-Loan Delinquencies Rise, Adding To Fears Of An Education Bubble

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business

While the job market remains sluggish, student loan debt continues to rise, fueling fears that a higher-education spending bubble may be underway. ...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Is College Worth It? Later Earnings Tied To Major, Study Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 10.04.2011 | College

Later this summer, as millions of students around the country return to college, many will question the value of their investment. But according to a ...

'Winning' the Higher Education Game

Zac Hill | Posted 07.10.2011 | College
Zac Hill

Clearly, the goal of the higher education system is not for everyone in America to get a JD or an MD or a Ph.D. But if you looked from a game design perspective, you'd very much think that it is.

Higher Education: The New Bubble?

techcrunch.com | Posted 06.11.2011 | College

Fair warning: This article will piss off a lot of you. I can say that with confidence because it's about Peter Thiel. And Thiel -- the PayPal co-fo...