The Root of the Social Decay Problem | The Real Ratigan

People like to talk about the murder rate in Chicago. They like to talk about the volatility in the Middle East. They like to talk about the failures of our educational system. They like to protest our government and demand response from the mayors office. But until we understand that things like the murder…

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It All Boils Down to Health & Poverty | The Real Ratigan

Non-profits, governments, philanthropists, it doesnt matter. Theyve all got a cause. Facebook, The Gates Foundation, The United Nations, you pick it. But at the end of the day, there are only two issues that exist in this world for all human beings. One, is our economics: poverty, or the lack thereof. And two, health:…

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Bernie Sanders is the Only Transparent One | The Real Ratigan

Bernie Sanders is the only person running for President who actually tells you exactly what he is in support of as President of the United States. Hes in favor of free college. Hes in favor of single payer healthcare. Hes in favor of higher taxes for the rich. Whether you believe in those things…

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Honoris Causa

It is with admiration for your dedication to economic justice and your commitment to create fairness for all who seek the American dream that Union College presents you with an honorary degree. I, President Stephen Ainlay, am happy to confer on you the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa with all the rights and privileges appertaining thereto.

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Oh, the Udacity!

Meet Sebastian Thrun, an education pioneer with the ambitious goal of democratizing education altogether. The professor has been working to bring advanced education to the masses through his online start-up Udacity, a potential learning revolution.

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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?

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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.

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