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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College Costs: the Dishonest Conversation (2)

March 11, 2013 In today’s Inside Higher Education, Christopher Loss has an excellent piece on the unfolding college cost crisis. His push off point is President Obama’s recent State of the Union Address in which he said that he would … Continue reading

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College Costs: The Dishonest Conversation (1)

September 25, 2012 We are having a deeply dishonest conversation about college costs in this country, and we’re likely to go on having this dishonest conversation for the indefinite future.  No one seems prepared to put a stop to it. … Continue reading

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