Re: Reevaluating War Finance Strategies
I agree with Mr. Stiglitz's analysis, but would like to add that the War in Iraq has been an absolute failure in multiple aspects. Not mentioned by Mr. Stiglitz is the costs of repairing the Iraqi infrastructure and needs of the Iraqis to rebuild to some degree. The US is already paying contractors for non-existent public works projects in Iraq that, if anything has been built at all, is in the early stages or construction or the site has been abandoned.
Meanwhile, while all this borrowed money has been directed to an ill-advised war in Iraq, those funds are not being used for needed projects here in the United States. We have a large number of bridges and highways that are deemed inadequate and need to be repaired or replaced. We haven't used some of these funds to provide healthcare for everyone, improve our education systems, create public work projects, help ensure that people are going to have enough food to eat and have housing.
Who is to blame for the U.S.'s dismal college graduation rate? "Radical" educator Dennis Littky has a hunch.
- COVID-19 has magnified the challenges that underserved communities face with regard to higher education, such as widening social inequality and sky-high tuition.
- At College Unbound, where I am president, we get to know students individually to understand what motivates them, so they can build a curriculum based on goals they want to achieve.
- My teaching mantra: Everything is permitted during COVID-19. Everything is permitted during COVID-19. Everything is permitted during COVID-19.
Meteorologists propose a stunning new explanation for the mysterious events in the Bermuda Triangle.
One of life's great mysteries, the Bermuda Triangle might have finally found an explanation. This strange region, that lies in the North Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda, Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico, has been the presumed cause of dozens and dozens of mind-boggling disappearances of ships and planes.
What does it mean to "lead without authority"?
The planet that we are searching for is a little bit smaller and closer than we originally thought.
- Years ago, California Institute of Technology professor Konstantin Batygin was inspired to embark on a journey of discovering what lurked beyond Neptune. What he and his collaborator discovered was a strange field of debris.
- This field of debris exhibited a clustering of orbits, and something was keeping these orbits confined. The only plausible source would be the gravitational pull of an extra planet—Planet Nine.
- While Planet Nine hasn't been found directly, the pieces of the puzzle are coming together. And Batygin is confident we'll return to a nine-planet solar system within the next decade.