There is a significant number of colleges and universities with large endowments. Do the students benefit in terms of better teaching and lower costs? These issues are addressed in this article.
The “American Dream” includes marrying, having children, and getting your children into the best possible colleges. The article starts by reviewing the leading college ranking studies. It then suggest that for many children, aiming for a highly ranked college might not be the best strategy.
We hear continually of how expensive it has become to go to college. The oft-mentioned alleged culprits are higher faculty salaries and a growing cadre of administrators. This is not the case. The article goes part of the way in explaining what has happened.
Income inequality is growing. There many theories on why this is happening. This article focuses on the primary reason – labor saving information technologies.