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If You Want More Jobs and More Job Stability, Disrupt More, Not Less

Two recent studies reflect the ongoing rapid transformation of the U.S. economy: The New Map of Economic Growth and Recovery (eig.org) The U.S. Labor Market Is Far More Stable Than People Think (itif.org) I’ve addressed the dynamic mix of technical … Continue reading

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How Many Law Schools Need to Close? Plenty

America is in the opening stages of a massive surplus of over-credentialed workers. The default setting for 50 years has been: if you want a secure upper-middle class salary, get a law degree, MBA, PhD or other graduate-level professional degree. … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Ditch 4 Years of Costly College for Directed Apprenticeships

Short, intense directed apprenticeships that teach students how to learn on their own to mastery are the future of higher education. So it turns out sitting in a chair for four years doesn’t deliver mastery in anything but the acquisition … Continue reading

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Higher Education Is Morally and Financially Bankrupt

A system that piles debt on students in exchange for a marginal or even zero-return on their investment is morally and financially bankrupt. Every once in a while you run across an insider’s narrative of a corrupt, morally bankrupt sector … Continue reading

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The Problem Isn’t Student Loans–It’s Higher Education

Everyone understands soaring student debt is a problem: burdened with $1.3 trillion in student loans, young people are unable to start businesses, buy homes and start families. The high cost of housing and meeting regulations to launch businesses add additional … Continue reading

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