A new article argues that the real scandal with college affordability isn’t student loan interest rates, but the ever-increasing costs that have little to do with the core competency of learning (such as mega gyms, performing arts centers, dining halls with sushi chefs).
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Since Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries stated he didn’t want “larger people shopping in his store,” a new consumer index report reveals that millennials are no longer fans of the company. Studies show that our generation supports businesses with a social conscience—something Jeffries is lacking. LIKE and REBLOG if you agree.
“You’re fucked, but you’re free.” — Deadspin’s Drew Magary’s words to 2013 grads.
Drew says there are pros and cons to graduating this year:
CON: 2013 grads likely have student loan debt and are entering a rough job marketPRO: Many will forgo the typical desk job, meaning we have time to try something new, make mistakes, and find what makes us happy. LIKE if you agree with Drew, REBLOG if you think it’s more important for millennials to find a job and work to pay off their debt ASAP.
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Did Obamacare get blocked? (It didn’t, and it’s now a law. But 40% of Americans don’t know that)
Who is our Vice President? (30% of Americans couldn’t name Vice President Joe Biden)
Can you name a Supreme Court Justice? (65% of Americans can’t. Chief Justice John Roberts, anyone?)
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Did you know that many university endowments and pension funds are invested your tuition money in private student loan companies? Do you think this is fair? Please REBLOG this image to raise awareness, and Click Here to read more.
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Political scientist Norm Ornstein argues that the media is too critical of President Obama’s inability to get Congress on board with his agenda. What’s your opinion?
A new federal database gives us a never-before-seen comparison of hospital prices. For example, a hospital in New Jersey charges the average patient over $99,000 for a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease treatment that a Bronx hospital charges their patients just over $7,000 for. LIKE if you favor more transparency in hospital costs REBLOG to tell us your thoughts on this article.
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Starting October 1st, Americans can purchase health insurance in an online marketplace as a result of President Obama’s new health care law. Our generation will have two options: buy insurance, or opt out and pay a fine. Insurance providers are worried that too many young Americans think they are “invincible”— or unlikely to get sick—and as a result, will forego insurance, raising prices for everyone else. It is therefore important for our generation to enroll to keep costs down. LIKE this post if you favor the President’s health care plan, and REBLOG if you do not.
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