Showing posts with label student debt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label student debt. Show all posts

May 13, 2019


President Trump's tariffs, once described as negotiating tools, may be here to stay

fromGreenwichTime:   Failure of the United States and China to reach agreement Friday on a comprehensive trade deal raises the possibility that high tariffs on imported goods may be a permanent feature of the U.S. economy.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - Trump's Claims of Spying

fromLibertyPen/YouTube:   From Tucker Carlson Tonight, a look back at Trump’s allegations that the Obama administration was spying on him and the accompanying media coverage as well as the upshot to the story.
Media Bias on Parade        Politics and Other Official Act of Corruption

Food prices to soar thanks to the trade war's tariffs

fromSHTF:   The consequences of the Trump Administration’s trade war on China and other countries will be rising food prices for the American consumer.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The new green serfdom

fromReason:   The Green New Deal is a path to a more militarized and authoritarian society.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Walter E Williams: Higher education in America

fromCreators:   "Colleges should be forced to share in covering loan defaults, namely they need to have some skin in the game. More importantly, Vedder says that we should end or revise the federal student aid program."
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Idaho repeals its regulatory code

fromMercatus:   Forcing a fresh start by repealing the entire regulatory code may be the newest arrow in the red tape cutter’s quiver.

April 29, 2019


Key body camera footage missing after Chicago police officers raid wrong homes, point guns at children

fromCBSChicago:  While every patrol officer is required to wear a body camera – 8,200 have been issued to officers, including tactical teams. Still, it is amazing how often the cameras fail during unflattering events.
Police State America

The Immorality of student loan forgiveness and free college

fromReason:  If college students have skin in their own game, they'll think more seriously about going to college in the first place and be more motivated to be serious and to finish. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery       Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

New bill will force owners of hybrid & electric cars to pay fees to offset gas they don’t buy

fromFreeThoughtProject:  If ever you thought the government cares about possible solutions to environmental problems — like electric cars — the following case out of North Carolina proves just how much of a farce their “caring” is.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption         Regulation Nation

Walter E Williams: Discrimination and disparities

fromLibertyPen:  If historical injustices and persecution were useful explanations of group disadvantage, Jews would be some of the poorest and least-educated people in the world today.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

VIDEO: Paul Harvey - Bad News in America

fromLibertyPen:  From Landon Lecture Series (2003), Legendary radio broadcaster Paul Harvey shares his insights about all of the bad news in America.
Media Bias on Parade

San Francisco's war between the rich and homeless Is at "boiling point"

fromZeroHedge:  With 7,500 people homeless, affluent sections of SF have become borderline dangerous with open-air drug use, tens of thousands of discarded needles, and, sadly, overflowing human excrement.

September 3, 2018


Justice department discloses NO FISA Court hearings held on Carter Page warrants

fromJudicialWatch: This is no small story. The FISA court has been exposed as simply a government rubber stamp for warrantless searches. NO review.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process      Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

New lawsuit shows your phone is unsafe at American borders

fromEngadget: It appears that now everyone's phones, despite country of origin or cause, are subject to nonconsensual seizure and search -- even if we refuse to give up our passwords.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

The incredible, rage-inducing inside story of America’s student debt machine

fromMotherJones: Why is the nation’s flagship loan forgiveness program failing the people it’s supposed to help?
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

John Stossel: Social media censorship

fromCreators: Now that Google can search everything you've said, YouTube may flag it as misinformation. Facebook can track what all your friends have said, too. Activists stand ready to get angry about all of it.
Media Bias on Parade

A young mom was justified in a shooting, but a past marijuana charge means prison time

fromReason: Authorities say Krissy Noble was justified in shooting and killing a home intruder while she was pregnant. Jury nullification was created for cases like this. Learn it.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange    Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Coffee does not merit cancer warning label ordered in California, FDA says

fromNPR: Not that facts matter in California, but just so YOU know.
Regulation Nation    Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Debt Collection, At The End Of A Gun (Update)

by Scott Greenfield.     A good friend came to me decades ago with a problem. He received a letter from the Department of Education informing him that he had to repay his student loans that had been incurred decades earlier. He did repay them, he told me. “You have proof?” I asked. Are you kidding? It was 25 years ago. I threw the checks away decades  ... MORE

Armed Marshals Bust Man Over Unpaid Student Loan

by Michael Harthorne.   And they aren't stopping there. Seven armed US Marshals in combat gear showed up on the doorstep of 48-year-old Paul Aker's home Thursday in Houston, the New York Daily News reports. His crime? Failing to pay a $1,500 student loan he received in 1987. "I say, 'What is this all about?'" Aker recalls. "They say, 'Shut up,   ... MORE

Watch The Amazing 'Love Gov' Series

See all five episodes.    Love Gov portrays the federal government as an overbearing boyfriend — Scott “Gov” Govinsky — who foists his “good intentions” on a hapless, idealistic college student, Alexis. Each episode follows Alexis's relationship with Gov as his intrusions wreak (comic) havoc on her life, professionally, financially, and socially. Alexis's loyal  ... MORE

John Stossel: Government - Here To Help!

Government does everything, just nothing well.    Government wants you to think it helps you at every turn. Every time you make a decision, a purchase, government wants to be there, looking essential. But it's a trick. Most government "help" creates new problems. Students once went to private banks to get college loans. Banks, since they   ... MORE

How Student Loans Create Demand For Useless Degrees

by Josh Grossman.   Last week, former Secretary of Education and US Senator Lamar Alexander wrote in the Wall Street Journal that a college degree is both affordable and an excellent investment. He repeated the usual talking point about how a college degree increases lifetime earnings by a million dollars, “on average.” That part about averages is    ... MORE

Ira Stoll: Hillary's Move To Buy The Youth Vote

Dangerous student loan rhetoric.    Hillary Clinton’s big campaign rally over the weekend offered a hint of how she’s going to handle a trillion-dollar question—what to do about demands by Senator Elizabeth Warren and the remnants of the “Occupy” movement for forgiveness of student loan debt. “I believe that success isn’t measured by how ... MORE

Teenagers Are Losing Confidence In The American Dream

by Joe Pinsker.   As government grows, the private economy shrinks. In 1996, when asked a series of questions about the brightness of her future, one high-school senior in an unnamed Midwestern state said, “There’s been extraordinary examples of people that have been poor and stuff that have risen to the top just from their personal hard work … not   ... MORE

John Stossel's Advice On College: Don't Go

It's graduation time! Have we learned much?   No. College has become a scam. Some students benefit: those with full scholarships and/or rich parents so they don't go deep into debt, those who love learning for its own sake and land jobs in academia and those who get jobs that require a college credential. But that's not most students. Politicians such ... MORE

Look Out, Taxpayers: Student Loans Aren’t Being Repaid

More government folly comes home to roost.     The more than $1 trillion in student loan debt is a looming problem for taxpayers because the borrowers aren't paying it back in great numbers or amounts. "Widespread failure to repay is a problem for the lender, in this case, federal taxpayers," economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of   ... MORE

Bruce E. Levine: 8 Reasons Young Americans Don't Fight Back: How The United States Crushed Youth Resistance

From anti-establishment to obedient sheep. Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance to domination. Young Americans—even more so than older Americans—appear to have  ... MORE

Obama's Student Loan Debt Bailout Will Cost $22 Billion

by Robby Soave.    Another swindle for taxpayers. President Obama's student loan debt forgiveness policies will add a whopping $21.8 billion to the national debt, according to figures in the latest budget proposal. And thanks to the magic of government accounting, the shortfall is automatic—Congress can't really do anything about it. With students and    ... MORE

Peter Schiff: Debt Is No Salvation

Credit is destroying what savings built.      Thus far 2014 has been a fertile year for really stupid economic ideas. But of all the half-baked doozies that have come down the pike (the perils of “lowflation,” Thomas Piketty’s claims about capitalism creating poverty, and President Obama’s “pay as you earn” solution to student debt), an idea hatched    ... MORE