Edunomics

– October 1, 2022

“Most public universities have become ancillary components of the federal government. This explains, in part, the complete takeover and increasing bureaucratization of the modern research university, public or private.” ~ Daniel Asia

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British Universities Show Why “More” Does Not Mean “Better”

– September 29, 2022

“With state subsidies and state-backed loans, students are not paying the true cost of their educations. The system lacks the discerning customers (students) needed to ensure that the suppliers (universities) deliver a quality product.” ~ Douglas Carswell

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There Is No Such Thing As Student Debt Cancellation

– September 19, 2022

“The cancellation narrative is reinforced by advocates talking about the benefits of the debt relief, while remaining silent about its costs. There is no such thing as debt cancellation. The loan will be repaid. The only question is who will foot the bill.” ~ Nicolás Cachanosky

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Measuring the Spread of DEI

– September 19, 2022

“An old adage of management is that you can’t improve or fix what you don’t measure. Our diagnostic is a first attempt to create a simple way to measure the scourge of DEI ideology in American higher education.” ~ Bruce Gilley

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Why Workplace Skills Rather Than Leadership Strategies Should Be Prioritized in Higher Ed

– September 12, 2022

“Clearly, the business realm is ever-evolving and this is why management strategies, as well as educational instruction, must change accordingly.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson

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The Venture Capitalist Approach to Being an Academic

– September 12, 2022

“By diversifying their research, and working on multiple projects on new, different topics, venture academics have a chance to make a greater research contribution than if they were to work in traditional ways.”~ Michael J. Douma

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Reason and the Freedom of Speech

– September 11, 2022

“We should by all means distinguish between academic freedom and freedom of speech. But we should be very wary of those who wish to establish a basis for that distinction when they doubt the principled commitments to reason and truth that are both freedoms’ foundation.” ~ Joseph M. Knippenberg

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‘Back To-School’ Teaches Us a Lesson About Government

– September 9, 2022

“Parents trying to teach their child “the value of a dollar” have little luck convincing them otherwise, because it is the parents’ money, not the child’s, on the line. Then multiply that level of conflict by all the things government wants to ‘give’ us.” ~ Gary M. Galles

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Loan Forgiveness Myths

– September 6, 2022

“In the end, a college degree is either valuable or it isn’t. If it’s valuable, it will pay for itself. If it’s not valuable, no one should pay for it. Either way, there’s no reason for the government to be involved in higher education.” ~ Antony Davies

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Three Unintended Consequences of Student Loan ‘Forgiveness’

– August 30, 2022

“The big losers are future students, who will see tuition spike yet again, working-class Americans who suddenly find themselves stuck paying for other people to go to college, and taxpayers in general who will be—as always—left holding the bag.” ~ Antony Davies & James R. Harrigan

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Student Loan Forgiveness and the Shifting Standards of the Department of Education

– August 29, 2022

“There’s no need to be shy about calling the Department’s plans a new socialism of higher education: pay only what you can, the minimum amount vanishes toward zero, and the taxpayer will cover the rest.” ~ Adam Kissel

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Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Program is Poorly Targeted

– August 29, 2022

“The student loan forgiveness program fails to help the very least well off while providing support for some of the most well off. It may be politically expedient, but it is difficult to justify on standard welfare grounds.” ~ William J. Luther

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