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Which Colleges Give You The Best Value For Your Money

Surging costs have sunk the return on invested capital of a liberal arts degree into the single digits, so students who plan on leaving their safe spaces (basements) and venturing out into the working world after graduation might want to prioritize maximizing value.

The Demographic Divide: A Police State Of Mind

"... the last thing any of us want to see is a Police State of any kind. But the growing risk is that the next recession and deflating asset prices could well alter the rules of engagement between federal and state authorities on more levels than any of us care to envision."

Short Victorious War: US President's Magic Wand To Wave In A Pinch

The public support has dramatically slid down to roughly 38 percent since then. The president is in a pinch. Something needs to be done immediately to rectify the situation. The trend is worrisome and the best tried-and-true way to reverse it is a short victorious war. True, it’s a great risk. But bombing one’s way to popularity may happen to be a temptation impossible to resist.

Global Rally Fizzles After "OPEC Shock" In "Slow Risk-Off Session"

S&P futures were fractionally lower from yesterday's record high as European stocks declined and Asian stocks were mixed, pressured by yesterday's 5% plunge in crude after OPEC unexpectedly "failed to surprise" markets, and announced the bare minimum supply cut extension that was expected by oil traders, who in turn puked long positions.

Six Terrifying Graphs That Summarize America's Public Pension Crisis

A new report from the Hoover Institution reviews, in detail, 649 state, county and local pension systems in the United States and ranks them based on funding status and impact on local budgets.  What it reveals is a hidden taxpayer debt burden, in the form of underfunded pensions liabilities, totaling over $3.8 trillion.