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  1. Peter Thiel on Facebook, Technology, and the Higher Education Bubble

    Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Peter Thiel co-founded PayPal, was an early investor in Facebook, and currently serves as president of the global macro hedge fund Clarium Capital. He recently announced the creation of the Thiel Fellowship, which will award $100,000 each to 20 people under 20 years old to "stop out" of college and create their own business ventures.

    During the recent Libertopia festival in Hollywood, California, Thiel sat down with Reason.tv’s Tim Cavanaugh to talk about the new film The Social Network, technology, exit rights, and the higher education bubble.

    Approximately 9 minutes. Interview by Tim Cavanaugh. Camera by Adam Jensen, Zach Weissmueller. Visit Reason.tv for HD, iPod and audio versions of this video and subscribe to Reason.tv’s YouTube channel to receive automatic notification when new material goes live.

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  2. 3 Reasons Why You Can’t Find a Job - Learn Liberty

    Are you a college graduate fed up with the uncertainty and stress of the job hunt? Learn more: http://bit.ly/1HVAtKP. Have you been sitting in Starbucks for days, sipping lattes and hopelessly sending out job application after job application? You’re certainly not alone. There are 11.7 million unemployed people struggling to find a job in America. Prof. Carrie Kerekes presents three reasons finding a job in today’s market is so difficult: a mismatch of skills, government regulations, and uncertainty in the market. These three things all have one common factor: government interference.

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  3. Bring on the learning revolution! | Sir Ken Robinson

    http://www.ted.com In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish.

    TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate.

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  4. Do schools kill creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson

    http://www.ted.com Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

    TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes — including speakers such as Jill Bolte Taylor, Sir Ken Robinson, Hans Rosling, Al Gore and Arthur Benjamin. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, politics and the arts. Watch the Top 10 TEDTalks on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/top10

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  5. How to escape education’s death valley | Sir Ken Robinson

    Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

    TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate

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  6. The Higher Education Bubble

    America is facing a higher education bubble. Like the housing bubble, it is the product of cheap credit coupled with popular expectations of ever-increasing returns on investment, and as with housing prices, the cheap credit has caused college tuitions to vastly outpace inflation and family incomes. Now this bubble is bursting.

    Learn more at: http://www.encounterbooks.com/books/the-higher-education-bubble/

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  7. The Shocking Truth About Student Debt

    Many college students face repaying a mountain of debt upon graduating, and many college graduates end up working jobs that don’t require a degree. Even worse, 40 percent of college students drop out without earning a degree, but that does not free them from the debt they have accumulated. Prof. Daniel Lin argues that government subsidies are to blame for the continually rising costs of higher education. Although such subsidies are supposed to help defray college costs, they are making the situation worse. A policy that worsens the problem it is supposed to fix should be eliminated.

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  8. Is Student Loan Debt Forgiveness a Good Idea?

    Student loans are difficult to repay in a sluggish economy, and many recent graduates are struggling under considerable debt. One proposal is forgiving student loans, but Prof. Daniel Lin argues that debt forgiveness does not resolve the underlying causes of rising student debt, and therefore cannot prevent future debt problems.

    Instead of debt forgiveness, Prof. Lin suggests making student loans like other types of loans: dischargeable in bankruptcy. This places the burden on lenders to ensure that students are not taking more debt than they can handle. While it would lead to a reduction in the amount of loan dollars awarded and increase interest rates, these are natural incentives that encourage borrowers to be more careful right now, and in the future, which puts pressure on colleges and universities to control their costs. According to Prof. Lin, making student loans dischargeable in bankruptcy is a good first step in reform aimed at resolving student debt and rising tuition costs.

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  9. Why Is Higher Education So Expensive? - Learn Liberty

    How can we make going to college more affordable? Learn more: http://bit.ly/1HVAtKP It’s no secret that U.S. college tuition costs are rising dramatically, and the high cost of a college education burdens young people and their families.

    Many suggest that the best way to keep tuition affordable is by increasing government assistance through student loans, grants, and tax credits for education. Professor Daniel Lin shows that doing so will actually lead to higher college costs, because loans/grants/tax credits are directly related to the increasing cost of education.

    Before we can find any solution, it is important to understand the root cause of the rising prices. Professor Lin finds that increased demand—fueled by improved job prospects for graduates and increased government assistance—is to blame for soaring tuition prices. Knowing the cause should inform our search for a solution.

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  10. The Middle East’s Crisis of Overeducation

    Nader Habibi

    Assessing the social, economic, and political roots of unemployment among university graduates in the Middle East and looking at the overpopulation of university graduates in Egypt, Iran, and Turkey, large portions of university graduating classes throughout the region are unable to find suitable employment in their fields. This leads to growing dissatisfaction and contributes to long-term social and economic unrest in the region.

    Nader Habibi is the Henry J. Leir Professor of the Economics of the Middle East and is director of Islamic and Middle East Studies at Brandeis University. Habibi’s research projects include an analysis of the excess supply of university graduates in Middle Eastern countries, impact of economic sanctions on Iranian economy, and the impact of Arab Spring uprisings on economic conditions of the affected countries. The author of one book on bureaucratic corruption and several articles in refereed journals, he recently published a work of fiction about Middle East geopolitics titled Three Stories One Middle East. Habibi received an MS in systems engineering and PhD in economics from Michigan State University.

    10/3/2016

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