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The (Needed) Revolution Emerging in Education

The cartel-controlled college education model is failing
Thursday, October 3, 2013, 6:10 PM

There is a revolution underway in education that is being driven by digital technology.  Like all technologically fueled upheavals, this revolution requires creative destruction of the current industry, which is resisting the revolution even as it attempts to embrace the parts that might preserve the status quo. » Read more

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Charles Hugh Smith: The Nearly Free University

Our broken education model is ripe for creative disruption
Saturday, September 14, 2013, 12:15 PM

The cost of higher education has skyrocketed in recent decades. The average cost of tuition is up over 1,000% since the 1980s, far outstripping price inflation and most other goods and services.

Yet despite the accelerated cost, the value of a college degree has been diminishing, both in the terms of quality of education received, as well as future employment prospects. » Read more

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Daily Digest 6/28 - Don't Go To Art School, Radiation Skyrockets At Fukushima

Friday, June 28, 2013, 10:19 AM
  • Don't Go To Art School
  • US farmers look to Congress for immigration reform
  • The Great Comex Paper Gold Dump: Online Real-Time Physical Gold Price Datasource
  • Geologist explains why Uttarakhand tragedy was man-made
  • Fed Officials Try to Ease Concern of Stimulus End
  • Finance Committee Asks Senators to Start Tax Reform Process
  • Energy Return on Investment is too Low to Maintain Current Economic System
  • Radiation Levels Skyrocket at Fukushima
Daily Digest

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Daily Digest 6/9 - The End Of Job Growth, Metal-Free Catalyst Outperforms Platinum In Fuel Cell

Sunday, June 9, 2013, 12:06 PM
  • As Home Sales Heat Up Again, Buyers Must Resort to Cold Cash
  • Births Rise as Parents-to-Be Renew Confidence in Economy
  • Big Brother Is Listening
  • Welcome To The End Of Job Growth
  • Student Loan Rates Might Be About to Double, So Here's What It'll Cost You
  • Christie Shore Revival Glosses Over Towns Still Repairing
  • Metal-free catalyst outperforms platinum in fuel cell
Daily Digest

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Daily Digest 4/30 - In Dollars They Trust, Why You Can Only Buy 5 Kinds Of Apples

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 10:54 AM
  • Statistical Discrimination Against the Long-Term Unemployed
  • Student Loan Bubble Cracks With Pulled Sallie Mae Bond Deal
  • Neil Macdonald: The 'monarchs of money' and the war on savers
  • Zimbabwe after hyperinflation: In dollars they trust
  • Presenting The Bank With The Biggest Derivative Exposure In The World
  • Jonathan Kay: China’s ruthless foreign policy is changing the world in dangerous ways
  • The Sunny T'Sou-ke First Nation Loves Solar Power
  • Serious Breaches at BP’s Norwegian Platform Cause Risk of Huge Explosion
  • Why Your Supermarket Only Sells Five Kinds Of Apples
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Daily Digest 4/10 - Americans Skipping Meds To Save Money, Italians' Spending Power Crumbles

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 11:14 AM
  • Blue Angels Grounded by Budget Cuts for Rest of 2013
  • Cyprus Faces Risk of Payments Freeeze, Budget Shortfall Looms
  • Arizona gold bill moving forward
  • Five million households in debt to energy firms
  • Fitch Cuts China Yuan Debt Rating on Local Government Borrowing
  • French economy stalls as budget deficit grows
  • Stately Detroit Homes Rot As Appraisals Stall Sales
  • US homeless numbers expected to rise as spending cuts deepen
  • Italians' spending power crumbles in recession
  • Bass Says Japan Bondholders’ Reaction to Stimulus Telling
  • Interest on government student loans set to double this summer
  • Americans Skipping Prescription Meds To Save Money