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  • Saving Adam Smith's house

    The Adam Smith Institute Blog Saving Adam Smith's house

    How much of the 18th century philosopher's Edinburgh home should be renovated for public access?

  • Does everyone need a college degree? Maybe not, says Harvard study.

    Does everyone need a college degree? Maybe not, says Harvard study.

    America's educational system is 'badly broken,' failing students who may not want – or need – a college degree, argues a new report from Harvard's Graduate School of Education.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/28

    An Egyptian anti-government activist kisses a riot police officer following clashes in Cairo. Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters poured into the streets of Egypt, stoning and confronting police who fired back with rubber bullets and tear gas in the most violent and chaotic scenes yet in the challenge to President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule.

  • College tuition: Six in 10 freshmen say economy affected choice of school

    College tuition: Six in 10 freshmen say economy affected choice of school

    But concerns about college tuition are offset at least in part by financial aid, as well as big increases in the Federal Pell Grant Program.

  • The Monitor's View Smarten up college students before adding more graduates

    President Obama's goal of adding 5 million more college graduates by 2020 got a reality check this month. A study indicates that more than a third of students don't gain vital cognitive skills in higher education.

  • Just when I wanted to hate ... Biology

    Growthology Just when I wanted to hate ... Biology

    A refreshing change of topic – to the Biology AP exam.

  • Arizona shooting suspect Jared Loughner: 5 of his strange ideas

    Arizona shooting suspect Jared Loughner: 5 of his strange ideas

    Jared Lee Loughner is accused of killing six people and wounding 14 in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday. The apparent target of the attack was Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D), which led Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik to assert that unbalanced people are 'especially susceptible to vitriol' in our political discourse. Politics may be nasty, but Jared Lee Loughner's ideas don't seem to line up with any one group or line of thinking. Indeed, they are more often characterized as simply strange. Here’s a look at five ideas believed to come from Loughner, in his words and those of the people who know him.

  • Nihilism or Sarah Palin: What motivated Arizona shooting suspect?

    Nihilism or Sarah Palin: What motivated Arizona shooting suspect?

    Early reports suggest that the philosophies of shooting suspect Jared Loughner are tangled and largely incoherent – ranging from nihilism to 'lucid dreaming.' So far, there does not appear to be clear link to talk radio or hyperpartisanship, though that could change.

  • Jerry Brown's California: Five big changes from 1975 to 2011

    Jerry Brown's California: Five big changes from 1975 to 2011

    Once California’s youngest governor, Jerry Brown reprises his role as the state's chief executive starting Monday, now as the oldest person elected to that office. Then, as now, Brown replaced a Hollywood actor-gone-governor – Ronald Reagan in 1975 and Arnold Schwarzenegger now – and the top issue was high unemployment amid a sagging economy. Here's a look at California and Brown then and now.

  • Financial planning: What should you do with your money?

    The Simple Dollar Financial planning: What should you do with your money?

    Financial planning means different things at different points in life. Are you trying to save enough to move (Questions #7 and #9), paying off student loans (Questions #1 and #4), buying a house (Question #2), or saving for retirement?