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Finance and Economics Editor, Guardian US — Guardian

Editor of finance and economics and Money section for @GuardianUS. @wsj alum. Both Rush Limbaugh and Barney Frank got mad at me. Hi.

The Final Gainful Rule: What Will Holding Firm on Debt-to-Earnings Mean for Dropouts?

edcentral.org — Note: This post contains first impressions of the rule. For more straightforward analysis of what's new and what's different, go here. Career education programs are going to have to care a great deal about the debt and earnings of their graduates if they want to stay in the federal student aid programs. But what that will mean for noncompletion and churn as institutions work to meet those targets is not totally clear.

What's different, what's new in final gainful employment rule

edcentral.org — The Department of Education finally released its final gainful employment rule this morning. This is a high-profile attempt to address concerns about the quality of career education programs, particularly those offered by private, for-profit institutions.

The Fed has quietly ended its stimulus. Now the hard work really begins

theguardian.com — The largest financial stimulus program in the history of the United States has ended. Now the really interesting chapter of the American economy begins. On Wednesday afternoon, the Federal Reserve announced it would stop its sprawling six-year-old stimulus program, known as quantitative easing.

Tracing School Funding Inequities All the Way Down to the School

edcentral.org — Almost every education policy debate serves as a partial proxy for something else. Debates about expanding pre-K access are often really about disagreements regarding the scope of the federal government and/or money. Debates about school choice are often about protecting the real estate-based privileges of neighborhood school boundaries or efforts to blur church-state boundaries.

Student Loan Defaults Aren’t Who You Think They Are

edcentral.org — More than 60 percent of college graduates borrow to pay for their four-year degrees, and on average, the debt totals more than $29,000 by the time graduation day rolls around. But despite higher debt levels and the growing ranks of indebted college graduates, very few recent graduates with four-year degrees default on their student loans.

Restore Ability to Benefit Program with Limits to Prevent Abuses

edcentral.org — As Inside Higher Ed reported yesterday, lawmakers from both political parties are pushing for the restoration of a program that allows college-ready students who haven't earned a high school diploma or GED to receive federal financial aid funds to pay for college. That's good news.

State Lawmakers Realize Early Education Importance

edcentral.org — "Let's do what works and make sure none of our children start the race of life behind. Let's give our kids that chance!" These were President Obama's words during his 2013 State of the Union Address, where he called on the nation to expand access to early childhood education.

Fed chair Janet Yellen decries increasing inequality in the US

theguardian.com — Janet Yellen, the chair of the US Federal Reserve and the most powerful woman in American finance, has taken a strong stance suggesting that the growing rift between the rich and the poor in the US is a cause for great concern.

If Ben Bernanke can't refinance his mortgage, what hope is there for us?

theguardian.com — "I recently tried to refinance my mortgage and I was unsuccessful in doing so," said Ben Bernanke. Bernanke is a man who knows about locking in low rates. As the chairman of the US Federal Reserve, he championed bringing interest rates down to zero, where they have languished since 2010.

US unemployment crisis: economists and lawmakers offer their solutions

theguardian.com — The US economy has a problem: millions of Americans are not part of it. While the unemployment numbers may look good to economists, they are dismal to the growing number of Americans who find their lives stagnating, the work they desire just out of reach.
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Oct 31, 2014

@TraderRLH that's not a point, though. It's a wild guess. Let's keep it to points that can be backed up.

Oct 31, 2014

Quandary: yoga retreat is in same town where Edith Wharton's old mansion is having Halloween ghost tours. Obviously I skip a night of yoga?

Oct 31, 2014

@TraderRLH those are completely fabricated assumptions, though. There's no evidence anywhere that's the case

Oct 31, 2014

@TraderRLH there aren't 1% who are jihadists. That's obviously too high and a completely made-up number! Come on, you know better.

Oct 31, 2014

@kasperka @SarahEvonne @pjux wow, Jana, that's beautiful. It's kind of amazing we have two poets on staff. Guardian literary mag?

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