By Clayton Dines (Creighton University) Once upon a time, college was considered a guaranteed ticket to career success. But these days, many college graduates enter the real world with a degree in one hand and a massive amount of student loan debt weighing them down in the other. A college degree can be a great … Continue reading Maxing Out: The Value of College
The economic landscape of the United States has changed dramatically since the 1960s. Especially, in the arena of fatherhood. The roles of the father and the mother are not so clear cut as they were half a century ago. These changes have come with significant economic implications. Importantly, many of the new Dads can’t simply … Continue reading Changing Landscape for Dads
Ask the average person about her smartphone, and the odds are better than even that she’ll be able to recite the make, model, and salient features such as battery life and camera quality. She may even be in a position to rank the phone relative to other handsets and to make a recommendation as to … Continue reading Do Financial Regulations Decrease Financial Literacy?
During the height of the Democratic primary season in 2016, Senator Bernie Sanders made news by lamenting “You don’t necessarily need the choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or 18 different pairs of sneakers when children are hungry in this county.” Bernie asks an interesting economic question – why do we have so many choices … Continue reading Bernie Sanders is Angry About Deodorant and Sneakers
In case you didn’t know, we surpassed the $20 trillion mark in debt. Like many recent college grads or new homeowners, the United States has piled on more debt than what it brings in every year. In fact, the government debt is larger than the amount of goods and services we produce in a year! … Continue reading Slow-Boiled By Good Intentions