Category Archives: Money Matters

Coaches First

May 13, 2013 What do we value? Sometimes a picture does tell it all. Last week, Reuben Fischer-Baum at Deadspin produced this graphic asking Is Your State’s Highest-Paid Employee A Coach? (Probably). The uniformity tells you something very powerful is … Continue reading

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Should Everyone Go To College?

May 10, 2013 Or perhaps this should be titled “College Costs: the Dishonest Conversation (3)” (see below). Must reading this week is a report from The Brookings Institution by Stephanie Owen and Isabel Sawhill titled Should Everyone Go To College?  … Continue reading

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Governance of Nonprofit Colleges and Universities

April 14, 2013 In Friday’s New York Times, health economist Uwe Reinhardt writes a column about “The Governance of Nonprofit Hospitals.” He comments on the recent, much discussed, article by Steven Brill in Time magazine entitled “Bitter Pill: Why Medical … Continue reading

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Annals of Transparency: Big Ten Edition

March 25, 2013 Or perhaps we could call this “Does Sports Build Character: Honesty Edition”? Here’s a fascinating piece reprinted in its entirety from Inside Higher Ed this morning: U. of Maryland Didn’t Keep Copy of Big 10 Contract March … Continue reading

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College Sports: Is This Nuts or What?

March 21, 2013 “The NCAA Tournament is a reminder that the economics of college sports is bonkers.” That’s the headline of a blog post by Neil Irwin on Ezra Klein’s Wonkblog for the Washington Post. He’s right, of course, and … Continue reading

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