There are many reasons the student debt crisis is what it is, a few of them can be traced back to good ol' Uncle Joe.
- Student loan debt in the United States is at crisis levels, as more than a trillion dollars is currently held.
- Part of the reason the amount is so high is because student loans can't be easily shaken off through bankruptcy proceedings.
- This is at least partly the fault of a certain Delaware Senator who later served as our coolest Vice President.
Activist and Big Think reader Roy M. Arce explains his idea for a new community policing team and how it can halt vicious cycles of PTSD and homelessness.
- Roy Arce is a U.S. veteran with PTSD whose traumatic experiences with police led him to draft a proposal for how communities and police can work better together.
- A new kind of police response team – made up of at least one police officer and a trained community peace representative – would be part of what Arce calls "the greatest PTSD healing curriculum" in the U.S.
- This civilian proposal would also seek to treat homelessness in one of the country's most affected regions.
One report claims the trade is better pay for fewer jobs over all. Other reports disagree.
- The Raise the Wage Act has been introduced in Congress. If passed, it will increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2025.
- A report by the Congressional Budget Office warns it may lead to job losses.
- There are plenty of other estimates of what might happen and few of them agree on much.
Conservative journalist Andy Ngo was attacked during marches in Portland on June 29.
- Andy Ngo, a sub-editor at the online magazine Quillette, was attacked by masked activists as he was filming protests in Portland.
- The assailants haven't yet been identified, though police have released some photos of potential suspects.
- Some U.S. states and localities have banned public mask-wearing, while other courts have ruled such laws to be unconstitutional.
Some of the world's most prestigious universities aren't in America.
- China's Tsinghua and Peking University are on par with Harvard and MIT.
- These 10 universities consistently shuffle around for top tier status in Asian college rankings.
- Universities in Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and China have churned out dozens of Nobel Laureates and other renowned figures.