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Paying the Price: How the High Cost of College Impacts Students and Families

Here’s an episode from the “No Jargon” podcast that discusses the difficulty many students are having paying for their college education and how this impacts them and their families.  It also grapples with the prospects of realizing the American Dream when the surest path to upward mobility is prohibitively expensive. …

America’s Never-Ending War on Drugs

One of the most valuable sources of news and analysis I’ve found in recent years is a program called “On The Media”.  …

Philosopher Saw Trump Coming 20 Years Ago

We hear a lot these days that the study of philosophy has little of value to offer.  College students who choose it …

Is There a Bernie Bias?

Underdog political candidates often claim they are ignored by the mainstream media; and the Bernie Sanders’ campaign is no exception.  His supporters …

Hairstyles of the Rich and Not So Famous: Peeking into the World of the Wealthy

Few of us in the bottom 90 percent get to see, much less interact with, the 3 million members of the top …

Why we don’t eat our young…

I’m reminded again why humans don’t eat their young: my 6 year old daughter makes her dad breakfast in bed…and it’s not …