1. "The best way to fix this inefficiency is to address the root of the problem: Most bright students do not have any collateral and cannot easily pledge their future income…. Investors could finance students’ education with equity rather than debt. In exchange for their capital, the investors would receive a fraction of a student’s future income — or, even better, a fraction of the increase in her income that derives from college attendance. …”

    U.S. taxpayers spend $43 billion a year subsidizing college education, but is there a better way to make sure underprivileged kids can go to college? University of Chicago business professor, Luigi Zingalas, thinks so.

    (Source: theweek.com)


  2. climateadaptation:

    Emails released in a FOIA request show that the Obama administration is biased towards getting the Keystone XL Pipeline built. I’ve been covering Keystone XL for a few months (see all my posts, here). I used to believe the pipeline will get the green light. Now I suspect it will be delayed…