We’ve got some good stuff for you this week, as always — in all six of our primary topic areas. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes for the latest in free-market policy. (Search for “Heartland Institute” in the iTunes store.)
ON EDUCATION: The cost of attending college has increased 440 percent in the past 25 years, says Anne Neal, president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, largely because colleges and universities have abandoned their mission to educate students. Neal discusses why that happened with School Reform News Managing Editor Joy Pullmann. Listen here.
ON FIRE: Ying Ma, a visiting fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution and author of the memoir Chinese Girl In The Ghetto, talks with Arin Greenwood about why Americans should feel less anxious about China’s growing economy. Listen here.
ON TECH: Tom Gantert, senior capitol correspondent for the Michigan-based Mackinac Center for Public Policy, discusses government subsidies for video games on both a national and state level. Listen here.
ON BUDGET: As host of RadioFreeMarket.com and author of Secrets About Money that Put You at Risk, Michael McKay has closely watched the Federal Reserve’s monetary machinations. He discusses the recent news that the Fed secretly doled out more than $1 trillion to Wall Street and foreign banks and what it means as an indicator of economic fragility. Listen here.