The price of admission in American Universities and the crippling student debt for those who can't pay only exacerbate the growing wealth inequality gap in The United States. What needs to be done to reverse the trends, and what are other countries and institutions doing right that could serve as models for reform?
"A Letter on Justice and Open Debate", also known as Harper's Letter, is an open letter published on the website of Harper's Magazine on July 7, 2020, with 153 signatories including J. K. Rowling, Steven Pinker, Noam Chomsky, and Margaret Atwood. The letter criticized what it perceived as a present
The fact that more people are going to college is a big problem. What we need is more education alternatives and less college.
The rhetoric about rising student debt casts the spotlight on the wrong enemy.
American higher education has a great past, but will it have a great future? Not if we let neoliberal right-wingers decide.
Higher education must serve the public good and not corporate interests. It's time for professors to work together to rescue the American Education System.
For all the media sensationalism there isn't so much a crisis in higher education as a solvable dilemma.
What decisions would we make if we deliberated carefully about public policy? Alexander Görlach sat down with Stanford's James Fishkin to discuss deliberative democracy, parliamentary discontent, and the future of the two-party system.
For many Europeans the massacre in Arizona is another evidence that political violence is spreading in the United States but this unfortunate event was the deed of a mentally ill person, not a political activist. There is no evidence of an increasing political extremism tearing America apart. Using
The US and Russia don't agree on much - but they are both keen to develop a good relationship with India. How do we know? Look at the arms trade.
More than 50 percent of the world's population now live in cities – and there is no end of urbanization in sight. Harvard economist Edward Glaeser believes urbanization to be a solution to many unanswered problems: pollution, depression and a lack of creativity. He spoke with Lars Mensel about the
Contrary to the mantras repeated by the press, HIV infections are not increasing. We need to move away from activist scare tactics and towards complex risk management strategies.
Nick Bostrom directs the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. He talked with Martin Eiermann about existential risks, genetic enhancements and the importance of ethical discourses about technological progress.