R. Taylor Barden
R. Taylor Barden
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Senator Warren Student Loans: Is Her Bill a Bridge Too Far?

Senator Warren's first standalone bill would give students the same deal on federal loans as the big banks. It's a bold idea but what will it do to the July 1 deadline?

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AFL-CIO's Youth Economic Forum Envisions a Millennial-Driven Economy

Yesterday the AFL-CIO hosted a youth economic policy forum to discuss the issues that directly affect young workers and the unemployed.
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Sequestration 2013: 4 Groups Congress Won't Help, Besides Air Travelers

Last week Congress showed that it was willing to prioritize air travelers as a special class. Here's a look at some groups who aren't as lucky.
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Colleges Must Treat Students Like Customers to Stop Losing Money

Universities and colleges need to start thinking of students as paying customers. Schools provide a service to consumers, and customers expect a tangible result: in this case, employment:
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Student Loans: Interest Rates Set to Rise If Congress Doesn't Act

If Congress doesn’t act by July 1, the federal student loan rate will double. Will Congress be able to do anything about it, or will millions of millennials get royally screwed?
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2013 Federal Budget: Is the Budget Process Broken or Evolving?

With the president releasing his budget two months late, we have to ask how the budget process is changing and what consequences we may face.