Degreed Wants to Make Online Courses Count | Fortune

August 15, 2013

When it comes to gauging your education and qualifications, employers take the word of the college, which currently has a "stranglehold over the market for credentials that matter," argues New America Foundation education policy director Kevin Carey.

Simpson-Bowles: The Hangover | Fortune

February 13, 2012

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, says her group is putting together a "road show" featuring supportive Members of Congress and Simpson-Bowles commissioners. It will kick off Feb. 26 in Boston with an event ...

Bipartisan Debt Control? Yes, It's Possible. | Fortune

January 20, 2011

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, recently told the National Economists Club that there is now a serious, if still small, chance that this new Congress will adopt a debt control package that "lets the credit markets know our political system is working." ...

The End of Internet History?

  • By
  • Tim Wu,
  • New America Foundation
November 23, 2010 |

My book, "The Master Switch" asks a simple, age-old question: Is history destined to repeat itself? Is the great revolutionary medium of our times, the Internet, destined to follow the path of its ancestors, radio and the telephone, a path of increasing consolidation and uncompetitiveness, leading over time, to slow stagnation? Or is there something fundamentally different about our times that will keep the network open and competitive for the foreseeable future?


Mint.Com Watches The Twittersphere Turn On It | Fortune

June 18, 2010

The Atlantic's business blogger, Megan McArdle, ran a piece today looking at some of the "facts" Mint was touting. The most obvious whoppers are the claims ...

Fixing Social Security

  • By
  • Phillip Longman,
  • New America Foundation
November 1, 2004 |

Social Security is a mess. With the oldest babyboomers now four years away from qualifying for benefits, the program faces a shortfall of $12.7 trillion. To close the deficit, the program would need to cut benefits by 27% by the time today's 25-year-olds retire. And yet in this silly season, neither presidential candidate is offering a viable solution: Kerry says he won't touch Social Security; Bush promises an expensive privatization plan that would leave individuals with huge market risks. But there's another way.

Which Nations Will Go Forth and Multiply?

  • By
  • Phillip Longman,
  • New America Foundation
April 19, 2004 |

When asked how long it will take for the world's population to double, nearly half of all Americans say 20 years or less. That's hardly surprising, given the crowding many of us encounter in everyday life and the reports we hear of teeming Third World megacities. Yet forecasts by the United Nations and others show that world population, currently at a little over six billion, is unlikely to double--ever.

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