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Is Higher Education Worth What It Costs?

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The cost of college is rising at two or three times the rate of inflation and student loans are creating decades of debt. When the high-paying jobs promised graduates often aren't there, how long can this keep going on? Is the traditional "liberal arts education" obsolete in a changing economy or is the focus on critical thinking a pathway to economic opportunity? What about the "academic arms race" to raise faculty salaries, finance football teams and provide living quarters that compare to expensive hotels?

Credits

Guests:
Scott Gerber - Young Entrepreneur Council - @askgerber, Andrew Delbanco - Columbia University, Richard Vedder - Center for College Affordability and Productivity - @RichardVedder, Adam Falk - Williams College

Host:
Warren Olney