Instead of making public college free for all students, policymakers should look to foster more entrepreneurship in higher education while giving all institutions a real stake in their students’ success.
“Free” college plans aren’t really about economics. They’re about anti-economics, the belief that incentives don’t matter, that somehow simply putting more money into higher education without any reform will somehow result in a better system.
The seizure of Ramadi on Sunday leaves President Obama’s strategy against the Islamic State in ruins not only in Iraq but also throughout the Muslim world.
President Obama’s earnest appearance at a policy forum this week speaks to the power of civility.
AEI President Arthur Brooks will participate in a discussion with President Barack Obama and Robert Putnam at the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty at Georgetown University.
In cases where borrowers can conclusively prove that a college knowingly misled them using inaccurate data or false advertising, loan relief is a straightforward remedy. Policymakers can’t stop there, though. If an institution’s students cannot pay back their loans, the school should be on the hook to pay back a portion of the loan balance.
Americans have an innate sense that it’s a mistake to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.
Former US Representative Frank Wolf and two other religious freedom experts address how American foreign policy leaders should tackle religious persecution in Iraq and around the globe.
Can’t we all learn about the great Americans of history with a view to what they did, rather than what they looked like?
It’s not just the urban poor that have a hard time understanding options and picking a school – it’s something that’s hard for any family, poor or rich. The limited information that we do have on school performance is often very hard to access and is usually presented in a convoluted way that can be challenging for even the most savvy helicopter parents to sort through.
If it is progress against poverty that we’re pursuing, trade beats the pants off every fancy development program ever devised. The simple mundane beauty of making things and exchanging them freely is the best anti-poverty achievement in history.