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*Education Not Guaranteed: A Louisiana State University Case Study *Education Not Guaranteed: A Louisiana State University Case Study

How would it feel to learn your daughter, your son, your grandchild…YOUR future was compromised for the financial gain of others? What if the institution that is supposed to uphold the highest standards of education and intellectual development, instead, took advantage of its students? It’s 2008, Lehman brothers went bust and brought the national economy…

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How state budgets are breaking US schools | Bill Gates How state budgets are breaking US schools | Bill Gates

Well, this is about state budgets. This is probably the most boring topic of the whole morning. But I want to tell you, I think it’s an important topic that we need to care about. State budgets are big, big money — I’ll show you the numbers — and they get very little scrutiny. The…

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Trump’s not the problem. He’s a symbol of 4 bigger issues. | Ian Bremmer Trump’s not the problem. He’s a symbol of 4 bigger issues. | Ian Bremmer

The problem is not Trump. Trump is a symptom. If the problem were Trump it wouldn’t be happening in other places around the world. We actually see all sorts of countries advanced industrial democracies where people are getting angrier and they’re voting more and more against the establishment. We saw that with the Brexit referendum,…

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How America Created Its Shameful Wealth Gap with Robert Reich How America Created Its Shameful Wealth Gap with Robert Reich

“You drink too much coffee.” “You eat out too much.” “You shouldn’t buy that fancy phone.” “You don’t know how to budget.” “That’s why you don’t have any money.” Maybe you’ve heard these reasons for why you’re struggling to get by. People of color hear them all the time. They are lies. Listen up. To…

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The 2010 State of the Union Address The 2010 State of the Union Address

The President: Thank you. (applause) Madame Speaker, Vice President Biden, Members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans: Our Constitution declares that from time to time, the President shall give to Congress information about the state of our union. For 220 years, our leaders have fulfilled this duty. They’ve done so during periods of prosperity…

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Is all money just a ponzi scheme? | Vicki Robin Is all money just a ponzi scheme? | Vicki Robin

We all know: it’s like everything from “Money is status,” “Money is power,” “Money is sex appeal.” I just read that “The more beautiful the woman the bigger the diamond and the uglier the man who gave it to her,” you know, so it’s—why is that? That has nothing to do with the daily transactions!…

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Are millennials lazy whiners or victims of circumstance? | Michael Hobbes Are millennials lazy whiners or victims of circumstance? | Michael Hobbes

So, there are three things that every millennial should know. The first one is that there is no evidence for any of the stereotypes about us. If you look at entitlement, if you look at selfishness, if you look at public opinion polling there’s as much evidence that we’re “worse than our parents” as there…

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EU crisis: Brussels demands France and Italy get public debt under control  – News 247 EU crisis: Brussels demands France and Italy get public debt under control – News 247

 The European Commission said Paris and Rome had failed to address their mountains of debt despite the good economic conditions France, Italy, Spain and Belgium are “not expected” to meet the EU’s debt reduction targets, according to Valdis Dombrovskis, the commissioner responsible for the Eurozone He said: “In 2020, they plan either no meaningful fiscal…

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Economic Update:  A Deepening Crisis of Capitalism Economic Update:  A Deepening Crisis of Capitalism

Welcome friends to another edition of Economic Update, the weekly program devoted to the economic dimensions of our lives—jobs, incomes, debts—those of our children, our own and those looming down the road. I’m your host Richard Wolf. I’ve been a professor of economics all my adult life. And I put these updates together to give…

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