Day: October 26, 2014

Three Reasons to Affirm Free Speech

This is the the keynote address delivered by Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker on October 23rd in New York at the fifteenth anniversary dinner of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).  *** A few years ago I wrote a chapter on taboo language which began, “It’s no coincidence that freedom of speech is enshrined […]

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Overstating Unhappiness with Student Loans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Student Loan Ombudsman has just released his annual report on private student loans. The data in the report suggests that an epidemic of non-repayment is happening in the private student loan sector. Some 5300 borrowers lodged complaints with the CFPB from October 2013-September 2014, an increase of 38% from the […]

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