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Marshall Steinbaum is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Utah, Senior Fellow in Higher Education Finance at the Jain Family Institute, and a former research economist at the Roosevelt Institute. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 2014.
Why the left’s turn from higher education has coincided with a newfound conservative appreciation for it.
In his sweeping new history, the economist systematically demolishes the conceit that extreme inequality is our destiny, rather than our choice.
On Marx’s two-hundredth birthday, capitalism’s ideology looks shakier than it has in a while.
When higher education is a prerequisite for getting a job that pays better than minimum wage, we cannot stop until it is free and accessible to all. The good news is we have done this once before.
The University of Virginia has long been a bastion of white supremacy and white supremacy–validating scholarship.
Capital in the Twenty-First Century raised important questions about inequality that the Ivory Tower would rather ignore.
Two new books argue that the student debt crisis is a media myth. But they ignore the exploitation of disadvantaged students by for-profit colleges.
Plutocracy, not global competition, harms the middle class.
Off-shoring, tax havens, and other scourges of globalization