Category: Education

Decline in America’s Problem Sovling

In recent years, a number of international surveys have raised alarms that the United States is falling behind other countries in terms of educational achievement. Now there is another one, andits findings represent a serious threat to the country’s future prosperity.…

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Student Loan Overdues Hit New High

Outstanding student loan debt now stands at $956 billion, an increase of $42 billion since last quarter.  However, of the $42 billion, $23 billion is new debt while the remaining $19 billion is attributed to previously defaulted student loans that…

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The Middle Class’s Lost Decade

Since 2000, the middle class has shrunk in size, fallen backward in income and wealth, and shed some of it’s own.  As reported by the  Pew Research Center “Fewer, Poorer, Gloomier” study and from that study a couple of charts.…

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The Economics of The Hunger Games

Are “The Hunger Games” realistic? Yes and there are ample historic examples. The Soviet Union operated on that basic premise for decades.  Specifically various regions (Districts) operating a very monolithic economy with all planning and distribution through a central authority…

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