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The Student Loan Bubble Looks like “Déjà Vu”

Higher education is following the same pattern that housing did in the lead up to the 2008 financial crisis. Just like in housing during the previous decade, a student lending “bubble” is now being inflated by heavy federal interventions that could have severe unintended consequences.

Labor, Education & Pensions Legislative Alerts

The Surprising Face of the Minimum Wage Earner

July 01, 2013 J

By Steven Russell Poll after poll shows that most Americans agree: the current federal minimum wage is not enough to live on. It’s hard to imagine a single parent trying to raise a child on just $15,000 a year. However, a closer look at the type of person that earns a minimum wage surprisingly suggests [...]

Time to Opt Out of Unions

June 28, 2013 J

By Casey Given Just like we all have the right to free speech, we know we also share the right to remain silent; the same is true of the right to freely associate.  So this week over 50 groups across the nation are launching an effort to inform Americans, in 24 states, of their fundamental [...]

Strengthening America’s Schools Act is the Same Old Song and Dance

June 05, 2013 J

By Casey Given After years of inaction and anticipation, Senator Tom Hark introduced a bill amending the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) on Tuesday, marking the first attempt to update America’s seminal schooling law since 2001. Since its original enactment in 1965, ESEA has traditionally been renewed every presidential administration, the last reform being [...]

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