Rethinking Philanthropy at SXSWi: Philanthrogeeks & “The Awesome Foundation”

The sun came out in Austin and we headed down to Lambert’s BBQ to find out “just what is a philanthrogeek?”

VIDEO: The Fight to Help Drowning Students

As college tuition skyrockets, more and more students are taking out loans and sinking further into debt. Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) discusses new legislation that would lock in interest rates on Stafford student loans, and why it’s important to stop the rising costs now.

The Lost Generation: How America’s Youth Are Being Left Behind

A new PEW research poll reveals that 40% of Americans acknowledge it is our young people who are bearing the brunt of our economic failings. They are, after all, going to be around the longest to deal with the wake of the collapse. Is the promise of higher education being served in a just way to our floundering generation of young people?

Auction 2012: Greedy Bastards and Student Debt

Imagine a product so irresistible that most Americans thought they couldn’t live without it. Every President talked of its importance, and it was perceived of as the key to you or your child’s future. There was a limited supply, and prices kept going up. The best business to be in would be lending to people so they can buy it.

Textbook Entrepreneurship: The DR Show at Chegg!

Chegg: Not only do they have amazingly comfortable egg chairs in their lobby, they’re also an incredible company.

My 30 Million Jobs Tour: Every Problem Is a Job

This week, I’m launching the 30 Million Jobs tour. We’re taking the Dylan Ratigan Show on the road, and going all over the country to demonstrate that we are a nation flush with potential. We’ll visit what I call “cradles of innovation” all over the place…

Dylan at the KPCC/Crawford Family Forum in Los Angeles

We had a great event at KPCC tonight. Missed it? Listen to the convo here!

Who Are You Calling a Greedy Bastard?

Our political system is being sold at auction. Legislative policy and regulation is being catered to the highest bidder, and we are witnessing the greatest exodus of wealth and production from our shores in the history of the United States. In short, we are a nation being controlled by Greedy Bastards. But what is a Greedy Bastard?

Dylan on the Today Show: U.S. Policies are Removing Money and Jobs from America

Dylan visited the Today Show this morning to talk about the New Hampshire primaries, and why money in politics means that America is not getting the debate it deserves.

Natalia Abrams on Occupy Colleges: “Our Schools Are Run Just Like Corporations”

Natalia Abrams, media spokesperson and founding member of Occupy Colleges, joined the show to give us a briefing on the protests, and some of the issues surrounding tuition hikes, student debt, and transparency in the management of our public universities and colleges.