David Leonhardt

Colleges that are Engines for Upward Mobility

Colleges that are Engines for Upward Mobility

New York Times columnist David Leonhardt has a piece on which colleges do the best job in fostering upward mobility: To take just one encouraging statistic: At City College, in Manhattan, 76 percent of students who enrolled in the late 1990s and came from families in the bottom fifth of the income distribution have ended […]

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Despite Tuition Inflation, a College Degree is still a Good Invesment

Despite Tuition Inflation, a College Degree is still a Good Invesment

That’s the results of recent research by several economists.  The New York Times’ David Leonhardt has the story: According to a paper by [MIT Economist David] Autor published Thursday in the journal Science, the true cost of a college degree is about negative $500,000. That’s right: Over the long run, college is cheaper than free. […]

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Mixed News for 2 US Trading Partners

Mixed News for 2 US Trading Partners

As the effects of the Great Recession linger, they weigh differently in different parts of the developed world. In Canada, the Canadian Conference Board recently issued a report forecasting that western Canada would lead that country’s economy out of its slowdown (which has been much milder than in the US): Although the list of top-performing […]

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