Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Student Loan Debt Time Bomb

Student debt is growing at an alarming rate. At the end of 2011, total student loan debt crossed the $1 trillion mark, a level that is higher than the sum of all credit card debt in the United States. Already, this category of debt has been likened to the subprime crisis, raising worries that a potential delinquency crisis could find its way into the wider economy. More...

The Student Loan Debt Time Bomb | Economy Watch

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Essay written by Barack Obama while he was a student at Columbia University.

Obama published an article in a school magazine called the Sundial. It was published in the issue dated March 10, 1983. Written just months before Obama graduated, this is not exactly his best work, but it offers a new glimpse of his very conventional campus liberalism of the time. The article is a warm review of two campus groups, Arms Race Alternatives and Students Against Militarism. CLICK on the TITLE to view the full article originally published in